January 9, 2014 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
January 9, 2014

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


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Crombie recited the prayer.

  Members Present: G. Carlson
B. Crombie
F. Dale
S. Fennell*
P. Foley
C. Fonseca
S. Hames
N. Iannicca
H. McCallion*

E. Kolb
G. Miles
E. Moore
M. Morrison
P. Mullin
R. Paterak
J. Sprovieri
A. Thompson
J. Tovey*

       
  Members Absent: K. Mahoney
S. McFadden
P. Palleschi
J. Sanderson
P. Saito
R. Starr
R. Whitehead

(Illness)
(Vacation)
(Illness)
(Personal)
(Other municipal business)
(Illness)
       
  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; 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

Regional Chair Kolb re-stated his conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Peel Regional Police Budget contained within the Minutes of the Regional Council Budget meeting held on December 12, 2013, as a family member is employed with Peel Regional Police.

Councillor Miles re-stated her conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Regional Council Budget contained within the Minutes of the Regional Council Budget meeting held on December 12, 2013, as a family member is employed with the Region of Peel.

Councillor Moore re-stated her conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Regional Council Budget contained within the Minutes of the Regional Council Budget meeting held on December 12, 2013, as family members are employed with the Region of Peel.

Councillor McCallion arrived at 10:02 a.m. and re-stated her conflict of interest with respect to the salary portion of the Peel Regional Police Budget, contained within the minutes of the Regional Council Budget meeting held on December 12, 2013, as a family member is employed with Peel Regional Police.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) December 12, 2013, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on December 12, 2013 be approved.

Carried 2014-1

b) December 12, 2013 Regional Council Budget meeting

Moved by Councillor Dale,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the minutes of the Regional Council - Budget meeting held on December 12, 2013 be approved.

Carried 2014-2


4.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Hames;

That the agenda for the January 9, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional item from the City of Brampton providing a copy of Resolution C002-2014 and report titled "Ice Storm Emergency Response and Financial Impact", to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-C6;

And further, that the agenda for the January 9, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional item from the City of Mississauga providing a copy of Resolution 0001-2014, regarding the December 2013 Ice Storm, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-C7;

And further, that the agenda for the January 9, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional item from the City of Mississauga providing a copy of Resolution 0002-2014, regarding the December 2013 Ice Storm, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-C8;

And further, that the agenda for the January 9, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional item from the City of Mississauga providing a copy of Resolution 0003-2014, regarding the December 2013 Ice Storm, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - tem PW-C9;

And further, that the agenda for the January 9, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional item from the Town of Caledon providing a copy of Resolution 2014-002, regarding the December, 2013 Ice Storm, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-C10;

And further, that the agenda for the January 9, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional item from the Town of Caledon providing a copy of Resolution 2014-003, regarding the December, 2013 Ice Storm, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-C11;

And further, that the agenda for the January 9, 2014 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2014-3

See also Resolutions 2014-11 to 2014-16 inclusive


5. DELEGATIONS

a) Ronnie Gavsie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trillium Gift of Life Network and Josie St. Hilliare, Volunteer, Peel Region Gift of Life Association, Requesting Regional Council to Champion Organ and Tissue Donations to Increase Donor Registration

Received 2014-4

See also Resolutions 2014-5 and 2014-6

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Fennell;

That Regional Council support the Trillium Gift of Life Campaign for the period of February 24, 2014 to March 7, 2014.

Carried 2014-5

See also Resolutions 2014-4 and 2014-6

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

Josie St. Hilliare, Volunteer, Peel Region Gift of Life Association, shared her families' experience with organ failure and transplant and highlighted the need to increase donor registration.

Ronnie Gavsie, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN), stated that 24 per cent of Ontarians have registered their consent to donate however, in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) that number falls to 14 per cent. Approximately 170 people in the Region of Peel are waiting for life-saving transplants. TGLN has set an aggressive target to reach 1 million registered donors in the GTA by 2015 and will host a donor registration challenge for all three municipalities in Peel Region to encourage people to register their consent to be an organ and tissue donor. Members of Regional Council were requested to lend their support by championing a registration campaign between February 24 and March 7, 2014. TGLN will support the registration drive through the provision of toolkits, brochures, banners, and access to volunteers and/or guest speakers.

Several members of Regional Council spoke of their families' experiences with organ donation and transplant and indicated their support for the campaign.

Councillor Sprovieri noted that some other countries have programs that presume consent unless otherwise explicitly stated. Councillor Sprovieri inquired if such a program could be utilized in Canada, and if so, whether it would increase donor registration. Ronnie Gavsie responded that several countries, including Spain, has implemented such a system and while that country has a higher donation rate than Canada, there are challenges with such a system. She added that it will be an important conversation to have in the future.

Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, advised that staff from Health Services and Communications are working in partnership with the TGLN and will provide Members of Regional Council with communications material prior to the start of the campaign.

In response to a question from Regional Chair Kolb, Ronnie Gavsie stated that every patient is tested for medical suitability and no one should feel that they cannot register to donate due to their medical history.

Items Related to Health - Item HE-A1 was dealt with.

HE-A. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-A1. Organ Donation Registration in Peel

Received 2014-6

See also Resolutions 2014-4 and 2014-5

Councillor Tovey arrived at 9:53 a.m.
Councillor Fennell arrived at 9:54 a.m. (other municipal business)
Councillor McCallion arrived at 10:02 a.m.

b) Leo Auger and John Gobis, Accessible Transportation Master Plan Consultants, Parsons Brinkerhoff, and Mark Castro, Manager, Accessible Transportation, Region of Peel, Presenting the Accessible Transportation Master Plan Recommendations for Endorsement

Received 2014-7

See also Resolution 2014-8

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

Mark Castro, Manager, Accessible Transportation, introduced Leo Auger and John Gobis, Accessible Transportation Master Plan Consultants, from Parsons Brinkeroff and presented the Accessible Transportation Master Plan Recommendations as follows: appropriately resource TransHelp; revise taxi and service provider contracts; support a Travel Training Program; support a Public Education Program; and, develop a Transition Plan for the first one to four years. He noted that stakeholder engagement would continue through the gathering of feedback from clients as the new policies are introduced by the hosting of an annual open house and through existing channels including the website, phone line and Call Centre. Staff will report back to Regional Council in Spring, 2014 with a summary of the process, operations review, trip demand, vehicle inspection, financial model and stakeholder engagement that led to the recommendations.

In response to a question of clarification from Councillor Thompson, Mark Castro stated that Regional staff expects trip demand to increase by 2031 and the forecasted cost to provide the service under the Region of Peel's current service delivery model would be approximately $115 million in gross expenditures. However, he noted that implementation of the recommended service delivery model would reduce the forecasted cost to $75 million in gross expenditures to 2031.

Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-B1 was dealt with.

PW-B. TRANSPORTATION

PW-B1. Peel's Accessible Transportation Master Plan Outcomes and Recommendations

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the recommendations contained in the Region of Peel Accessible Transportation Master Plan report as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated December 12, 2013, titled "Peel's Accessible Transportation Master Plan Outcomes and Recommendations', be endorsed;

And further, that the subject recommendations be referred to the 2015 Budget meetings for consideration as part of the annual budget approval process.

Carried 2014-8

See also Resolution 2014-7

Regional Council took a Stretch Break.

c) David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Providing an Update on the December 2013 Ice Storm and Clean Up

Received 2014-9

See also Resolutions 2014-10 to 2014-16 inclusive

Moved by Councillors Morrison and Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

Whereas, the Region of Peel experienced a severe ice storm on December 21, 2013;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon continue to pick up large debris at curbside;

And further, that the Region of Peel initiate an early start to its yard waste collection program for the pick-up of yard waste debris, following area municipal storm clean-up efforts, with the timing for implementation to be determined based on the weather and input from the Mayors of the Cities and Town;

And further, that the Region of Peel assist the area municipalities with the removal of chipped debris, as required;

And further, that the Regional and Area Municipal Treasurers determine how to incorporate tree costs related to the recent ice storm as an eligible deduction in determining eligibility for the Tax Assistance Program for Eligible Low Income Seniors and Disabled Taxpayers;

And further, that emergency funding be requested from the Provincial and Federal Governments in collaboration with the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon for the recovery of costs arising from the ice storm event and the recovery from the ice storm;

And further, that the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing be requested to declare the Region of Peel a "disaster area" for the purpose of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP) or alternatively, provide another source of emergency financial assistance given the particular severe nature of damage in the Region of Peel;

And further, that the Regional Chair and the Chief Administrative Officer for The Regional Municipality of Peel be delegated authority to take whatever steps required by legislation or conditions of Provincial or Federal funding to facilitate the receipt of such funds for the Region of Peel or the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon, including but not limited to, appointing members to a Disaster Relief Committee to administer ODRAP, as required, to assist with the effects of the ice storm and the recovery therefrom;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be presented to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing under the provisions of the ODRAP;

And further, that the Federal and Provincial Governments be requested to initiate emergency funding programs to mitigate environmental and infrastructure damages resulting from climate change;

And further, that copies of this resolution be forwarded to all Peel-area MPs and MPPs, the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon, for information.

Carried 2014-10

See also Resolutions 2014-9 and 2014-11 to 2014-16 inclusive

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

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, provided an update on the recent ice storm and the status of the Region of Peel's response and projected costs resulting from the response to the ice storm. He stated that in the wake of the ice storm, the Regional Chair and three area municipal Mayors met to discuss the coordination of services and messaging to Region of Peel residents and businesses and the following priorities were agreed upon: restoration of power, and public and staff safety; maintaining public services; clearing of roads; clearing of sidewalks; and, clearing of other public infrastructure (i.e. municipal parks). The area municipalities are to lead the response effort. The estimated cost to the Region of Peel, including costs to date and projected costs, is $5 million for a combined total with the three area municipalities and conservation authorities of $83.1 million and is expected to increase as the clean-up continues.

The Region of Peel's continuing role in the ice storm response includes initiating an early start to the yard waste collection program for the pick-up of yard waste debris following area municipal storm clean-up efforts; assisting the area municipalities with the removal of chipped debris, as required; coordinating the request for emergency funding from the Provincial and Federal governments, in collaboration with the area municipalities; and, determination by the Regional and Area Municipal Treasurers as to how to incorporate tree removal costs related to the ice storm as an eligible deduction in determining eligibility for the Tax Assistance Program for Eligible Low Income Seniors and Disabled Taxpayers. David Szwarc advised that staff would be reporting to a future meeting of Regional Council on the feasibility and implications of incorporating tree removal costs related to the ice storm as an eligible deduction.

Regional Chair Kolb advised that Peel Regional Police called in additional resources to help with increased call volumes at a cost of approximately $37,000.

Councillor Morrison noted the importance of clearing river debris which could cause back-ups and flooding and requested the support of the Region of Peel and the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga in seeking assistance from the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Councillor Morrison expressed frustration with the provincial response to the Town of Caledon in the wake of the ice storm event, noting that her office had not been contacted by the Office of the Premier and she highlighted the lack of media coverage for areas outside the City of Toronto which made it difficult to communicate important messaging to residents.

Councillor McCallion recognized the excellent cooperation between the Region of Peel and area municipalities with respect to the ice storm and emphasized the need for municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to work together to access provincial funding to assist with the cost of the clean-up. She agreed that a common approach is needed for media coverage during a disaster to ensure that every municipality has equal coverage.

Councillor Thompson suggested that the Region of Peel and area municipalities investigate the feasibility of obtaining standby power generators to be available in emergencies. He also expressed concern as to how Ontario Hydro dealt with the power outage, particularly around communication.

Several Members of Regional Council commended the commitment and dedication of staff from the Region of Peel and various agencies and volunteers during the ice storm response, as well as the community's efforts to help each other.

John Kinkead, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer and Director, Water Resources Management and Restoration, Credit Valley Conservation, advised Regional Council that the Ministry of Natural Resources have indicated that they will work with Conservation Authorities to remove wood debris from the Credit River and the Humber River.

Councillor McCallion undertook to include staff from the Conservation Authorities in the meeting to be held with GTA Mayors and Chairs to discuss a coordinated approach for media coverage during a disaster, seeking financial assistance from the federal and provincial governments and the development of consistent criteria in determining eligibility for assistance with the cost of the clean-up for low income families.

The Chief Administrative Officer was requested by Councillor Fonseca to report back to a future meeting of Regional Council with information on the total costs of the December 2013 ice storm and the July 2013 summer storm as it relates to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon.

Councillor Fennell spoke of the need for a dedicated radio station that serves the Region of Peel and requested that staff report to a future meeting of Regional Council on the process for applying for a radio station license through Industry Canada.

Councillor Miles suggested that consideration be given to an initiative that will check on vulnerable residents in the wake of a disaster.

Additional Items - Items PW-C6 to PW-C11 were dealt with.

PW-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-C6. Earl Evans, Deputy Clerk, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 8, 2014 Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Resolution and Report title "Brampton Ice Storm Emergency Response and Financial Impact"

Received 2014-11

See also Resolutions 2014-3, 2014-9, 2014-10 and 2014-12 to 2014-16 inclusive

PW-C7. Carmela Radice, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Email dated January 8, 2014, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Resolution 0001-2014 and Report titled "Ice Storm, December 2013 - Preliminary Report" Requesting the Region of Peel to Coordinate Pursing Emergency Funding from the Province and Federal Governments in Collaboration with the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon

Received 2014-12

See also Resolutions 2014-3, 2014-9 to 2014-11 inclusive and 2014-13 to 2014-16 inclusive

PW-C8. Carmela Radice, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Email dated January 8, 2014, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Resolution 0002-2014 Related to the December 21, 2013 Ice Storm Requesting the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to Declare the City of Mississauga as a Disaster Area for the Purposes of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP)

Received 2014-13

See also Resolutions 2014-3, 2014-9 to 2014-12 inclusive and 2014-14 to 2014-16 inclusive

PW-C9. Carmela Radice, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Email dated January 8, 2014, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Resolution 0003-2014 Requesting the Federal and Provincial Governments to Develop New Programs for Future Disaster Mitigation

Received 2014-14

See also Resolutions 2014-3, 2014-9 to 2014-13 inclusive, 2014-15 and 2014-16

PW-C10. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Email dated January 8, 2014, Providing a Copy of Town of Caledon Resolution 2014-002 Regarding the December 21, 2013 Ice Storm as it relates to Acceptance of Debris at the Region of Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) and the Yard Waste Program and Restrictions

Received 2014-15

See also Resolutions 2014-3, 2014-9 to 2014-14 inclusive and 2014-16

PW-C11. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Email dated January 8, 2014, Providing a Copy of Town of Caledon Resolution 2014-003 Regarding the December 21, 2013 Ice Storm as it relates to Financial Assistance from the Province of Ontario and the Region of Peel

Received 2014-16

See also Resolutions 2014-3, 2014-9 to 2014-15 inclusive


Regional Council recessed at 12:21 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:00 p.m.

  Members Present: G. Carlson
B. Crombie
F. Dale
S. Fennell
¨
P. Foley
C. Fonseca
S. Hames
E. Kolb

H. McCallion
G. Miles
E. Moore
M. Morrison
¨
P. Mullin
J. Sprovieri
A. Thompson
J. Tovey

       
  Members Absent: N. Iannicca
K. Mahoney
S. McFadden
P. Palleschi
R. Paterak
J. Sanderson
P. Saito
R. Starr
R. Whitehead


(Illness)
(Vacation)
(Other municipal business)
(Illness)
(Personal)
(Other municipal business)
(Illness)
       
  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; 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


6. REPORTS

1. Proclamations

a) 40th Anniversary of the Regional Municipality of Peel

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That 2014 be proclaimed as the 40th Anniversary of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2014-17

Regional Chair Kolb announced that 2014 is the 40th Anniversary of the Region of Peel and he reflected on the unprecedented growth experienced by the Region over the last 40 years, which has averaged 25,000 residents per year. He commended the strong leadership and commitment to service excellence that has helped the area grow from a cluster of rural municipalities to a diverse rural and urban mix. Regional Chair Kolb reiterated the Region of Peel's commitment to listening to the community and ensuring that programs and services improve the quality of life for Peel citizens.

Regional Chair Kolb announced that the Region of Peel would be hosting a Spring Levy at the Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives, that will feature exhibits highlighting the Region's history and accomplishments. The 40th Anniversary year will culminate with the swearing in of the Regional Councillors for the 2014 - 2018 term, in December.

Councillor McCallion stated that she is proud of the Region of Peel's accomplishments over the past 40 years and highlighted resident surveys which indicate a high level of satisfaction with services.

Councillor Fennell departed at 1:02 p.m.(other municipal business)

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-A1. Organ Donation Registration in Peel

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-6


HE-B. LONG TERM CARE

HE-B1. On LOK Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly - San Francisco Site Visit

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the Commissioner of Health Services be authorized to undertake a site visit to On LOK San Francisco as described in the report of the Commissioner of Health Services, dated December 12, 2013, titled "On LOK Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly - San Francisco Site Visit";

And further, that the Commissioner of Health Services review the appropriate number of staff to attend the San Francisco site visit;

And further, that funding for the participation of staff is provided through the 2014 Peel Manor Conceptual Plan Capital Project;
And further, that the LHINs and CCAC be invited to attend at their own cost;

And further, that following the site visit, staff report their findings to the Aging Population Steering Committee (APSC).

Carried 2014-18

Councillor Morrison inquired if information on the On LOK Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly could be made available through a presentation or via Skype, rather than incurring the expense of a site visit to San Francisco. Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, stated that the Region of Peel was invited to attend a two-day customized site visit that provides education, orientation and training on the program.

Members of Regional Council expressed concern with respect to the Region of Peel providing program funding for interested Members of Council and external partners to participate on the site visit and indicated that Councillors could utilize their Council Expense Accounts to attend, and external partners wishing to attend should attend at their own organizations expense.


HE-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HE-C1. Dr. Arlene King, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated December 4, 2013, Regarding Amendments to Ontario Regulation 559-91 under the Health Promotion Act and the Ontario Public Health Standards

Received 2014-19

HE-C2. Sacha Smith, Team Leader - Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Email dated December 12, 2013, Regarding Amendments to Mississauga's Business Licensing By-law 1-60, to Require Licensing of Personal Service Settings

Received 2014-20


ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. OPERATIONS SUPPORT

PW-A1. Billing Services for the City of Mississauga Storm Water Charges

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the Region of Peel undertake billing services for the City of Mississauga's storm water rate based on the arrangement as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, dated November 18, 2013, and titled "Billing Services for the City of Mississauga Storm Water Charges".

Carried 2014-21

See also Resolution 2014-26


PW-B. TRANSPORTATION

PW-B1. Peel's Accessible Transportation Master Plan Outcomes and Recommendations

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-8


PW-C. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-C1. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated November 13, 2013, Advising of the City of Brampton's Referral of the Region of Peel's Resolution Number 2013-770 titled "Arterial Road Rationalization Review Phase III - Transfer of Jurisdictional Responsibilities for Sidewalks, Multi-use Trails and Street Lighting within the Regional Right-of-Way"

Received 2014-22

PW-C2. Peter Hume, Chair, Association of Municipalities of Ontario Waste Management Task Force, Letter dated November 25, 2013, Providing an Update on the Blue Box Program

Received 2014-23

PW-C3. Ken Seiling, Chair, Mayors and Regional Chairs of Ontario of Single Tier Cities and Regions (MARCO) and Regional Chair, Region of Waterloo, Letter dated November 26, 2013, Regarding the Need for Reform of Ontario's Waste Diversion Framework

Received 2014-24

PW-C4. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Letter dated November 29, 2013, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Report and Resolution titled "Accessibility Measures at Roundabouts and Signalized Intersections"

Received 2014-25

PW-C5. Sacha Smith, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, E-mail dated December 12, 2013, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Report and Resolution titled "Stormwater Financing Study, Phase 2 (Implementation Project) Implementation Plan"

Received 2014-26

See also Resolution 2014-21

Additional Items - Items PW-C6 to PW-C11 inclusive:

PW-C6. Earl Evans, Deputy Clerk, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 8, 2014 Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Resolution and Report title "Brampton Ice Storm Emergency Response and Financial Impact"

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-11

PW-C7. Carmela Radice, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Email dated January 8, 2014, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Resolution 0001-2014 and Report titled "Ice Storm, December 2013 - Preliminary Report" Requesting the Region of Peel to Coordinate Pursing Emergency Funding from the Province and Federal Governments in Collaboration with the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton and the Town of Caledon

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-12

PW-C8. Carmela Radice, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Email dated January 8, 2014, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Resolution 0002-2014 Related to the December 21, 2013 Ice Storm Requesting the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to Declare the City of Mississauga as a Disaster Area for the Purposes of the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-13

PW-C9. Carmela Radice, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Email dated January 8, 2014, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Resolution 0003-2014 Requesting the Federal and Provincial Governments to Develop New Programs for Future Disaster Mitigation

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-14

PW-C10. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Email dated January 8, 2014, Providing a Copy of Town of Caledon Resolution 2014-002 Regarding the December 21, 2013 Ice Storm as it relates to Acceptance of Debris at the Region of Peel Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) and the Yard Waste Program and Restrictions

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-15

PW-C11. Barbara Karrandjas, Council/Committee Co-ordinator, Town of Caledon, Email dated January 8, 2014, Providing a Copy of Town of Caledon Resolution 2014-003 Regarding the December 21, 2013 Ice Storm as it relates to Financial Assistance from the Province of Ontario and the Region of Peel

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-16


ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

HS-A. HOUSING

HS-A1. Creditvale Mills Property Management Agreement Extension - Document Number 2013-195N

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the term of the interim Property Management Agreement, dated the 1st day of March 2013, between the Region and Wisma Mega Indah Inc. for the provision of certain aspects of property management services for the seniors building at Creditvale Mills located at 1535-1555 South Parade Court, Mississauga ("Property Management Agreement"), be extended based upon the same terms, conditions and covenants contained in the Property Management Agreement, until February 28, 2015, at an estimated cost of $234,750 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013;

And further, that the duly authorized signing officers of the Region of Peel be authorized to execute the Amendment to the Property Management Agreement with Wisma Mega Indah Inc., to reflect the extension of the Property Management Agreement, together with such further ancillary documents that may be required, in a form satisfactory to the Commissioner of Human Services and the Regional Solicitor.

Carried 2014-27


HS-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-B1. Denis Kelly, Regional Clerk, York Region, Letter dated November 22, 2013, Providing Regional Council with a Copy of the Report titled, "Human Services Planning Board of York Region: Collaborative Advocacy: Creating the Conditions to Increase the Supply of Private Market Rental Housing Options"

Referred to Human Services for report 2014-28


ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A1. Peel Region Urban Forest Strategy Implementation Update

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

Whereas the Ice Storm of December 21, 2013 caused huge impact to the Forest Canopy;

And whereas, there is great merit in the Town of Caledon, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, Region of Peel and all Conservation Authorities working together on forest management planning;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Staff work with area municipal staff and Conservation Authorities to develop comprehensive urban forest management planning;

And further that a copy of the report from the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated November 11, 2013, titled "Peel Region Urban Forest Strategy Implementation Update", and this resolution be shared with the area municipalities and Conservation Authorities.

Carried 2014-29

Norma Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, confirmed that the impact of the December 2013 ice storm would be included in a future Peel Region Urban Forest Strategy Implementation Update.

Councillor Miles requested that staff from the Region of Peel work with staff from area municipalities and Conservation Authorities to develop comprehensive forest management planning, rather than each agency working in isolation.

Mark Head, Manager, Research and Analysis, Integrated Planning, undertook to provide Councillor Foley with information related to natural forest cover, noting that Appendix II to the report listed as Item MA-A1 on the agenda is specific to urban forests.

Councillor Morrison departed at 1:52 p.m. (other municipal business)

MA-A2. Region of Peel Submission to the Provincial Land Use Planning and Appeal System Review

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the report from the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services dated December 9, 2013, titled "Region of Peel Submission to the Provincial Land Use Planning and Appeal System Review", be approved;

And further, that the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing be requested to expand the scope of its review to include other matters related to operations, practices and reporting procedures of the Ontario Municipal Board;

And further, that the Province be requested to make broad systemic changes to achieve greater accountability, coordination and efficiency of provincial initiatives, and improved transparency in Ontario's land use planning system;

And further, that the Province coordinate and consolidate the review cycles of key provincial plans, such as the Growth Plan and the Provincial Policy Statement, to improve inter-ministerial collaboration and policy alignment;

And further, that the Province deem implementation of key policies in municipal planning documents unappealable, particularly with respect to the Growth Plan; and preclude the ability to appeal entire municipal official plan amendments;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the City of Mississauga, the City of Brampton, and the Town of Caledon as the Region of Peel's formal response to the land use planning and appeal system review.

Carried 2014-30

Councillor Mullin requested that the submission to the Provincial Land Use Planning and Appeal System Review include reference to the role of the Ontario Municipal Board in the municipal decision making process and stated that a refined appeal process needs to be implemented to reduce time delays, costs, and improve accountability to citizens.

Councillor Tovey raised concern that appeals are permitted for growth not designated in the Municipal Official Plans and he requested that Resolution 2013-596, approved at the June 27, 2013 Regional Council meeting, be appended to the report. He further requested that the review of the Provincial Land Use Planning and Appeal System and the Provincial Development Charges be discussed at the next Growth Management Committee meeting.

MA-A3. Region of Peel Submission to the Provincial Development Charges Review

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the Region of Peel's submission to the Provincial Development Charges System Review, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated December 19, 2013, titled "Region of Peel Submission to the Provincial Development Charges Review" be approved;

And further, that the Ontario Municipal Board's mandate reflect its key role in ensuring that growth pays for growth under a reformed Provincial Development Charges System.

Carried 2014-31

See also Resolution 2014-32

Regional Chair Kolb requested that the recommendation related to Item MA-A3 be amended to state that the mandate of the Ontario Municipal Board should reflect its key role in ensuring that "growth pays for growth".


MA-B. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-B1. Media Release: From Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO), received November 4, 2013, Regarding Development Charges Policy Update

Received 2014-32

See also Resolution 2014-31


7. BY-LAWS
- Nil


8. OTHER BUSINESS - Nil


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 Property Acquisition of Part of Winston Churchill Boulevard - City of Brampton, Ward 6 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the Commissioner of Public Works be granted delegated authority to approve all appropriate agreements and documents necessary with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as represented by The Minister of Infrastructure for the acquisition of the fee simple interests in the lands described as Part of Lot 15, Concession 6 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Reference Plan 43R-35665 on the terms and conditions satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Works and the Office of the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works be granted delegated authority to approve all appropriate agreements and documents necessary with Orlando Corporation for the full reimbursement of the costs to acquire the fee simple interests in lands from Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario as represented by The Minister of Infrastructure described as Part of Lot 15, Concession 6 West of Hurontario Street, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel being more particularly identified as Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 on Reference Plan 43R-35665 on the terms and conditions satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public Works and the Office of the Regional Solicitor;

And further, that the Office of the Regional Solicitor be authorized to complete the transaction, including the execution of all required documents, affidavits, statutory declarations and undertakings required.

Carried 2014-33

b) Payment of Compensation Pursuant to the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.E. 26, Bolton Arterial Road Extension (BAR) from Regional Road 9 (King Street) to Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) - Town of Caledon, Ward 4 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel approve and accept an Agreement as to Compensation and Full and Final Release with Anna De Vita for a full and final settlement and release of all claims arising from the expropriation of fee simple land described as Part of Lot 11, Concession 5, Town of Caledon (formerly Township of Albion), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on Expropriation Plan PR2314254;

And further, that the funds be provided from Capital Project 05-4030.

Carried 2014-34

c) Proposed Lease Extending and Amending Agreement - Paramedic Station and Administration Offices - City of Mississauga, Ward 5 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel, as Tenant, enter into a Lease Extending and Amending Agreement with Skyline Commercial Real Estate Holdings Inc., as Landlord, to renew the lease at 5299 Maingate Drive, City of Mississauga being a 9,800 square foot (910.42 square meters) free standing building for an additional five (5) year term including two additional options to extend for two (2) years each; including the additional renewal of the on-site parking, commencing on February 1, 2014 and expiring on January 31, 2019;

And further, that the funds for and associated with the Lease Amending and Extending Agreement be provided from Cost Centre GW20406.

Carried 2014-35

d) Payment of Compensation Pursuant to the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.E.26 Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) Improvements from Hurontario Street to Heart Lake Road - City of Brampton, Ward 2 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into an Agreement as to Compensation and Full and Final Release with Manuel Antonio Amaro and Brina Amaro for a full and final settlement and release of all claims arising from the expropriation of the fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lots 65 and 66 on Registered Plan CH-8, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel being more particularly described as Part 1 on Expropriation Plan PR755464;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 01-4830.

Carried 2014-36

See also Resolutions 2014-37 and 2014-38

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into an Agreement as to Compensation and Full and Final Release with Gary Keith Raney and Nancy Elizabeth Raney for a full and final settlement and release of all claims arising from the expropriation of the fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lots 66, 67 and 68 on Registered Plan CH-8, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel being more particularly described as Part 2 on Expropriation Plan PR755464;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 01-4830.

Carried 2014-37

See also Resolutions 2014-36 and 2014-38

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into an Agreement as to Compensation and Full and Final Release with James Reid Bickerton and William Lee Bickerton for a full and final settlement and release of all claims arising from the expropriation of the fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 68 on Registered Plan CH-8, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Chinguacousy), Regional Municipality of Peel being more particularly described as Part 3 on Expropriation Plan PR755464;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 01-4830.

Carried 2014-38

See also Resolutions 2014-36 and 2014-37

 

11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That By-law 3-2014 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on January 9, 2014, 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 2014-39


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:44 p.m.



K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair