February 27, 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
10A. By-laws Relating to In Camera Matters
11. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
12. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
February 27, 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 Foley 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
P. Mullin
P. Palleschi
P. Saito*
J. Sanderson
J. Sprovieri
R. Starr
A. Thompson
R. Whitehead
       
  Members Absent: S. Hames
S. McFadden
M. Morrison
R. Paterak
J. Tovey

(vacation)
(personal matter)
(other municipal business)
(personal matter)
(vacation)
       
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; J. Macintyre, Acting Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; N. Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; P. O'Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; J. Menard, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health; 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

Councillor Sanderson re-stated his conflict of interest with respect to Item PW-D2, contained within the Minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 13, 2014, as his family owns property in the area.

Councillor Foley declared a conflict of interest with respect to Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-B1, as a family member is employed with one of the YMCA Day Care Centres.

Councillor McCallion re-stated her conflict of interest with respect to Item MA-A1, contained within this Minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 13, 2014, due to a personal interest in the matter.

Councillor McCallion declared a conflict of interest with respect to Items Related to Management - Item MA-A2 and By-law 24-2014, due to a personal interest in the matter.



3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) February 13, 2014, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 13, 2014 be approved.

Carried 2014-149


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the agenda for the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), regarding Bill 69, The Prompt Payments Act, to be dealt with under Items Related to Management - Item MA-C2;

And further, that the agenda for the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Mike Everard, Principal, Augusta National Inc., on behalf of the Catholic Cemeteries Archdiocese of Toronto (CCAT), regarding the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment Update, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-D3;

And further, that the agenda for the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Natalie Rouskov, MTO Project Manager, Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Neil Ahmed, Consultant Project Manager, MMM Group Limited, providing a Notice of Study Commencement for the GTA West Transportation Corridor Route Planning and Environmental Assessment Study, Stage 2, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-D4;

And further, that the agenda for the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting include By-law 24-2014, a by-law to amend By-law Number 38-2005 to provide for certain insurance, indemnification and reimbursement of employees and members of Council by The Regional Municipality of Peel;

And further, that the agenda for the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting include a resolution regarding housing needs, to be dealt with under Other Business - Item 8a;

And further, that the agenda for the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an oral update regarding the provincial announcement on Ice Storm Recovery Costs, to be dealt with under Other Business - Item 8b;

And further, that the agenda for the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an oral update regarding an update on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City Mayors Caucus held February 26, 2014 in Ottawa, to be dealt with under Other Business - Item 8c;

And further, that the agenda for the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2014-150

See also Resolutions 2014-193, 2014-208, 2014-209 and 2014-211 to 2014-214 inclusive

Councillor Mahoney arrived at 9:33 a.m. (other municipal business)
Councillor Saito arrived at 9:33 a.m.


5. DELEGATIONS

a) Linda Weichel, Vice President, Initiatives, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and Carol Kotacka, Director, Communications, Patient & Community Relations, Trillium Health Partners Presenting CivicAction's Regional Transportation Investment Campaign: Your32

Received 2014-151

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

Linda Weichel, Vice President, Initiatives, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and Carol Kotacka, Director, Communications, Patient and Community Relations, Trillium Health Partners, provided an overview of CivicAction's "Your32" campaign that aims to seek public support for a better regional transportation system and the need for new sustainable ways to pay for it. Members of Regional Council were encouraged to sign CivicAction's Your32 Pledge to Get a Move On to demonstrate support for new ways to raise funds for a better transportation network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) that are dedicated, efficient, transparent, accountable, regional, fair and sustainable.

Several Members of Regional Council indicated their support for the Your32 campaign, and stressed the need for federal and provincial involvement for a regional transportation system that supports the movement of people throughout the entire GTHA.

The delegates were requested by the Chief Administrative Officer to provide a copy of their presentation to Members of Regional Council.

Councillor Crombie arrived at 9:37 a.m.
Councillor Miles arrived at 9:40 a.m. (other municipal business)
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:47 a. m.

b) Jeff Casello, Associate Professor, School of Planning and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo, and Margie Chung, Principal Transportation Planner, Region of Peel, Presenting the Peel GPS Cycling Study Results

Received 2014-152

See also Resolution 2014-153

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

Jeff Casello, Associate Professor, School of Planning and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo and Margie Chung, Principal Transportation Planner, Region of Peel, presented the results of the Peel GPS Cycling Study which engaged cyclists to understand motivations for and obstacles to cycling and how cycling improves transportation choice. GPS data was collected to determine where and when cyclists travel, what infrastructure facilities are used most and where cyclists feel infrastructure could be improved. The study revealed that cycling in the Region of Peel improves fitness; is a source of enjoyment; helps the environment and is a low-cost, convenient alternative to other modes of transportation. Cyclists feel discouraged from cycling due to safety concerns, particularly interactions with vehicles; the weather; and, road conditions. The data suggests there is great potential for increasing cycling in the Region of Peel and that cyclists represent a wide range of age groups and income categories. The areas suggested by study participants for infrastructure improvement include Queen Street, Hurontario Street, Lakeshore Road and Mississauga Road.

The Region of Peel and partner municipalities will use the information collected through the study to further analyze, assess and prioritize investments and policy changes, where appropriate, to continue to enhance cycling throughout Peel Region.

Councillor Palleschi invited the delegates to present to the City of Brampton's Bicycle Advisory Committee.

Councillor Fennell arrived at 10:19 a.m.
Councillor Fonseca arrived at 10:24 a.m. (personal matter)

Items Related to Public Works - Item PW-A1 was dealt with.

PW-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Active Transportation Implementation: 2013 Progress Report

Received 2014-153

See also Resolution 2014-152

Regional Council took a stretch break.

c) Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and Chief Executive Officer; Bryan Dawson, Board Chair; and Ralph Benmergui, Executive Advisor to the President, Sheridan College, Requesting Endorsement of Sheridan College's Plan to become an Ontario Undergraduate Professional University

Received 2014-154

See also Resolution 2014-155

Moved by Councillor Fennell,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

Whereas Sheridan College is a world-class post-secondary institution with an important presence in the Region of Peel, educating thousands of Peel students from Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga;

And whereas, Sheridan College is home to campuses in the Peel Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, undertaking first-rate research and offering exceptional teaching experiences;

And whereas, Sheridan College is a fundamental part of Peel's economy, providing employment opportunities for residents; research, innovation and the knowledge sharing of best practices for Peel-based businesses;

And whereas, Sheridan College has a firm goal to invest in the human capital of Peel residents by strengthening Sheridan's knowledge infrastructure in Peel, by becoming Sheridan University;

Therefore be it resolved, that Sheridan College's plan to become Sheridan University, committed exclusively to undergraduate professional education, be endorsed;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Premier Kathleen Wynne; Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities; Peel Members of Provincial Parliament and to the two provincial opposition party leaders.

Councillor Fennell requested a recorded vote.

  In favour: G. Carlson, B. Crombie, F. Dale, S. Fennell, P. Foley, C. Fonseca, N. Iannicca, K. Mahoney, H. McCallion, G. Miles, E. Moore, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, P. Saito, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, R. Starr, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead
  Total: 19
     
  Opposed: Nil
  Total: 0
     
  Absent: S. Hames, S. McFadden, M. Morrison, R. Paterak, J. Tovey
  Total: 5

Carried unanimously 2014-155

See also Resolution 2014-154

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

Dr. Jeff Zabudsky, President and Chief Executive Officer; Bryan Dawson, Board Chair; and Ralph Benmergui, Executive Advisor to the President, Sheridan College, requested Regional Council's endorsement of Sheridan's plan to become an Ontario Undergraduate University.

Members of Regional Council expressed their support for the vision of Sheridan University.

Regional Council recessed at 11:46 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 1:26 p.m.

  Members Present: B. Crombie
S. Fennell
P. Foley
C. Fonseca
E. Kolb
K. Mahoney¨
H. McCallion
G. Miles*
E. Moore
P. Mullin
P. Palleschi*
P. Saito
J. Sanderson
J. Sprovieri
A. Thompson
R. Whitehead
       
  Members Absent: F. Dale
G. Carlson
S. Hames
S. McFadden
N. Iannicca
M. Morrison
R. Paterak
R. Starr
J. Tovey


(other municipal business)
(vacation)
(personal matter)

(other municipal business)
(personal matter)
(other municipal business)
(vacation)

       
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; J. Macintyre, Acting Commissioner of Employee and Business Services; N. Trim, Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services;P. O'Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; J. Menard, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; Dr. D. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health; K. Lockyer, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk's; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist; S. Singh, Legislative Technical Coordinator; V. Montesdeoca, Legislative Technical Coordinator


d) Chris McCord, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police, Presenting the Peel Community Safety Model

Received 2014-156

See also Resolution 2014-157

Chris McCord, Deputy Chief, Peel Regional Police, provided an overview of the Community Safety Model, a program introduced in other jurisdictions that has had significant success in reducing violent crime and improving overall safety and well-being. The community safety model is an evidence-based approach that brings government, police, community-based organizations and other sector representatives together to support individuals and families facing risks and work collaboratively to find local solutions to crime and victimization by mobilizing resources in collective and flexible ways.

Deputy Chief McCord stated that Peel Regional Police is the lead in getting the program running and that he, along with the Region of Peel Commissioners of Health Services and Human Services are members of a steering committee to oversee the project, which will be expanded to include representation from the area municipalities.

In response to a question from Councillor Saito, Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services confirmed that the community safety model would not duplicate the work of the Peel Youth Violence Prevention initiative.


Councillor Miles arrived at 1:28 p.m.
Councillor Palleschi arrived at 1:29 p.m.

Items Related to Human Services - Item HS-A1 was dealt with.

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Peel Community Safety Model

Received 2014-157

See also Resolution 2014-156

Items Related to Management were dealt with.

6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-A1. Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group 2013 Activities, Appointments and Revisions to Peel Rural Water Quality Program Guidelines

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the revised Peel Rural Water Quality Program Guidelines for the Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group (PAAWG), attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, dated January 14, 2014, titled "Peel Agricultural Advisory Working Group 2013 Activities, Appointments and Revisions to the Peel Rural Water Quality Program Guidelines," be approved;

And further, that David Lyons be appointed as a Citizen-at-Large member to PAAWG for a term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that Tom Dolson be appointed as a representative of the Peel Federation of Agriculture to the PAAWG for a term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

Carried 2014-158

Councillor McCallion exited the room due to her declared conflict of interest with respect to Item MA-A2.

  MA-A2. Modification of the Region of Peel's Indemnification Policy By-law 38-2005 and Increased Insurance Coverage
      Presentation by Patrick O'Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management

Received 2014-159

See also Resolutions 2014-160 and 2014-211

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That a by-law be presented for enactment to amend By-law 38-2005 so as to provide for indemnification of Members of Regional Council for the costs of defending an application against them under the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act where the member has been finally found upon a judicial determination not to have contravened the Act;

And further, that the Manager of Risk Management be authorized to extend the conflict of interest insurance coverage available to Members of Regional Council where a Municipal Conflict of Interest Act application has been successfully defended, to provide the $250,000 maximum coverage limit available from the Region of Peel's current insurance program provider.

Councillor Mahoney requested a recorded vote.

  In favour: B. Crombie, P. Foley, C. Fonseca, K. Mahoney, G. Miles, E. Moore, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, P. Saito, J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, R. Whitehead
  Total: 13
     
  Opposed: Nil
  Total: 0
     
  Absent: G. Carlson, F. Dale, S. Fennell, S. Hames, N. Iannicca, H. McCallion, S. McFadden, M. Morrison, R. Paterak, R. Starr, J. Tovey
  Total: 11

Carried 2014-160

See also Resolutions 2014-159 and 2014-211

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

Patrick O'Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director, Legal and Risk Management, provided an overview of the Municipal Act, 2001, the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act (MCIA) and Region of Peel By-law 38-2005 as they relate to Council's authority to indemnify a member who has been successful in defending a MCIA application.

Patrick O'Connor advised that adoption of the recommended by-law amendment would have the effect of fully indemnifying Mayor McCallion against costs incurred by her in the Hazineh v. McCallion Municipal Conflict of Interest Act application, in response to the requests for indemnification made on behalf of the Mayor to Council at its meeting of February 13, 2014.

In response to a question from Councillor Palleschi, the Regional Solicitor confirmed that the Region of Peel retains the right to reasonably limit the amount paid to an individual and may establish an upset limit and hourly rate limit with respect to the payment of legal fees.

MA-A3. Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2014-1) meeting held on January 30, 2014

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2014-1) meeting held on January 30, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-161

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-1-2014:

That the agenda for the January 30, 2014, Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2014-162

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Jae Truesdell, Manager, Acquisitions and Sales, and Matt Kenel, Project Manager, Conservation Lands, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Providing an Update on the Montessori School Property

Received 2014-163

See also Resolution 2014-164

4. REPORTS - Nil

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Mike Fenning, Senior Manager, Property Services, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Letter dated January 2, 2014, Providing an Update on the Montessori School Property and Requesting an Extension of Time to Submit Invoices Regarding TRCA's Greenlands Securement Funding

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-2-2014:

That the request as outlined in the letter dated January 2, 2014 from Mike Fenning, Senior Manager, Property Services, Toronto Region Conservation Authority, to extend the deadline for the submission of final invoices for the Montessori School property (as outlined in Resolution 2012-776), be approved and extended to December 31, 2015.

Approved 2014-164

See also Resolution 2014-163

6. IN CAMERA

a) REPORTS

i) Bruce Trail Conservancy Funding Request - January 2014 - Town of Caledon, Ward 4 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-165

In Camera Matters - Item 10.1a was dealt with.

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


10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

1. Approval of Minutes

a) Closed Session Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2014-1) meeting held on January 30, 2014

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

Whereas The Regional Municipality of Peel has entered into partnership agreements with various conservation authorities and not for profit organizations in relation to Greenlands Securement;

And whereas, the Greenlands Securement program has implemented guidelines;

And whereas, one of the mandates of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee is to administer the Greenlands Securement Reserve and Conservation Land Securement Capital Project and provide fiscal oversight to the Region of Peel Greenlands Securement Program;

And whereas, the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee met on January 30, 2014 and the subject minutes were deferred to the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting;

And whereas, a further review of the Bruce Trail Conservancy application is required;

Therefore be it resolved, that the In Camera minutes of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting held on January 30, 2014 be referred back to the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting on June 5, 2014 for further discussion;

And further, that staff bring a report to the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee providing a summary of the terms of the agreements entered into including: the termination date of all such agreements; a summary of the location and size of the property securements that have been funded, including the funding amounts for land purchases, easements and for costs;

And further, that staff provide a summary of the processes in place for Greenlands securement including: the application process; In Camera procedures; information required; a review of the Region's approach to Greenlands securement; and, a review of potential securements.

Carried 2014-165

MA-A4. Report of the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct Committee (PRCCCC-2014-1) meeting held on February 6, 2014

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the report of the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct Committee (PRCCCC-2014-1) meeting held on February 6, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-166

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION PRCCCC-1-2014:

That Councillor Saito be elected Chair of the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is designated.

Approved 2014-167

RECOMMENDATION PRCCCC-2-2014:

That Councillor Paterak be elected Vice-Chair of the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct Committee for the term ending November 30, 2014, or until a successor is designated.

Approved 2014-168

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION PRCCCC-3-2014:

That the agenda for the February 6, 2014 Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2014-169

4. DELEGATIONS - Nil

5. REPORTS

  a) Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct
      Presentation by David Arbuckle, Manager, Public Policy and Government Relations

Received 2014-170

MA-A5. Report of the Audit Committee (AC-2014-1) meeting held on February 6, 2014

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Audit Committee (AC-2014-1) meeting held on February 6, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-171

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AC-1-2014:

That the agenda for February 6, 2014, Audit Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2014-172

3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

  a) 2014 Internal Audit Risk Based Work Plan
      Presentation by Anil Persaud, Director, Internal Audit

Received 2014-173

See also Resolution 2014-174

RECOMMENDATION AC-2-2014:

That the 2014 Work Plan as outlined in Appendix I to the report of the Director, Internal Audit, dated January 15, 2014, titled "2014 Internal Audit Risk Based Work Plan" be approved.

Approved 2014-174

See also Resolution 2014-173

b) 2014 Integrated Risk Management Work Plan

RECOMMENDATION AC-3-2014:

That the 2014 Integrated Risk Management Work Plan, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Director, Internal Audit, dated December 6, 2013, titled "2014 Integrated Risk Management Work Plan", be approved.

Approved 2014-175

c) Internal Audit Division - 2013 Client Survey Results

Received 2014-176

  d) Integrated Risk Management Activities - 2013
      Presentation by Michelle Morris, Advisor, Integrated Risk Management

Received 2014-177

  e) Audit of the Waste Management Performance Management Framework
      Presentation by Jennifer Weinman, Manager, Internal Audit; and Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management

Received 2014-178

MA-A6. Report of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority Liaison Committee (GTAA-2014-1) meeting held on February 13, 2014

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the report of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority Liaison Committee (GTAA-2014-1) meeting held on February 13, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-179

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GTAA-1-2014:

That the agenda for the February 13, 2014 Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee include an additional communication item from the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, titled "Providing an Update on a Review to Improve Service and Communications in Extreme Weather Events", to be dealt with under Communications - Item 5a;

And further, that the agenda for the February 13, 2014 Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Liaison Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2014-180

3. DELEGATIONS

a) Stephen Griggs, Member of the Board of Directors; Toby Lennox, Vice-President, Corporate Affairs and Communications; Aleem Kanji, Manager, Government Affairs and Stakeholder Relations, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), Providing a Business Update on the Toronto Pearson International Airport

Received 2014-181

4. REPORTS - Nil

5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Letter dated February 10, 2014, Providing an Update on a Review to Improve Service and Communications in Extreme Weather Events

Received 2014-182


MA-B. EXECUTIVE OFFICE

MA-B1. Report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2014-1) meeting held on February 6, 2014

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the report of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC-2014-1) meeting held on February 6, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-183

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-1-2014:

That the agenda for the February 6, 2014 Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2014-184

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

a) 2014 Government Relations Strategic Opportunities and Advocacy Priorities

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-2-2014:

That the Government Relations Strategic Opportunities and Advocacy Priorities identified in the report of the Chair of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee, dated December 5, 2013, titled "2014 Government Relations Strategic Opportunities and Advocacy Priorities", be approved.

Approved 2014-185

See also Resolution 2014-186

RECOMMENDATION IRAC-3-2014:

That the Commissioner of Health Services thank Brampton Civic Hospital for their efforts in helping to reduce paramedic offload delay.

Approved 2014-186

See also Resolution 2014-185

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

a) Federal News

b) Provincial News

c) Local News

Received 2014-187

Item 6d was dealt with.

d) Resolution Number 1 Regarding Extreme Weather Event, from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Mayors and Chairs meeting held on January 17, 2014

Received 2014-188

6. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Draft Winter 2014 MP/MPP Advocacy Update

Received 2014-189

b) Region of Peel 2014 Federal Pre-Budget Submission

Received 2014-190

c) Region of Peel 2014 Provincial Pre-Budget Submission

Received 2014-191

d) Resolution Number 1 Regarding Extreme Weather Event, from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Mayors and Chairs meeting held on January 17, 2014

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-188


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. Frederick Biro, Executive Director, Peel Police Services Board, Letter dated January 24, 2014, Providing a Copy of the Peel Police Services Board Activity Report

Received 2014-192

Additional Item - Item MA-C2:

MA-C2. Media Release: From Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO), received February 25, 2014, Regarding Bill 69, The Prompt Payments Act, 2013 - An Act Respecting Payment Made Under Contracts and Subcontracts in the Construction Industry

Referred to Corporate Services 2014-193

See also Resolution 2014-150

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

HS-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. Peel Community Safety Model

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-157

Councillor Foley exited the room due to her declared conflict of interest with respect to Item HS-B1.


HS-B. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-B1. Update on Proposed Distribution of 2014 Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Funding Allocation and Recent ELCC Provincial Initiatives

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the receipt of $9.6 million in additional funding from the Ministry of Education (EDU), be approved;

And further, that $6.6 million of the new funding be used to increase 2014 Early Learning and Child Care gross expenditures to support eligible system enhancements;

And further, that $3.0 million of the new funding be used to redirect 2014 Regional funding to support Learn.Play.Care (LPC) centre transitional costs originally funded by a one-time draw from Best Start reserve.

Carried 2014-194

Councillor Mahoney departed at 2:25 p.m.

HS-B2. Report of the Early Learning and Child Care Task Force (ELCCTF-2014-1) meeting held on January 30, 2014

Councillor Miles noted that the report of the Early Learning and Child Care Task Force (ELCCTF) meeting held on January 30, 2014 recommends the dissolution of the committee as it has fulfilled its mandate. She recognized the members of the ELCCTF for their work that resulted in 21 system enhancements, including the Region of Peel's withdrawal from the direct delivery of child care. On behalf of the ELCCTF, she thanked Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services and staff for their support to the Task Force.

Regional Chair Kolb expressed his appreciation to the staff and members of the public who participated in ELCCTF meetings.

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the report of the Early Learning and Child Care Task Force (ELCCTF-2014-1) meeting held on January 30, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-195

A quorum of voting members was not present, and in accordance with Section III-5(g) of the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 100-2012, the Early Learning and Child Care Task Force received information.

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-197

3. PRESENTATIONS/DELEGATIONS

  a) Early Learning and Child Care System Update (Oral)
      Presentation by Joan Kaczmarski, Director, Service System Management

Received 2014-196

A quorum of voting members was achieved.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ELCCTF-1-2014:

That the agenda for the January 30, 2014, Early Learning and Child Care Task Force meeting be approved.

Approved 2014-197

3. PRESENTATIONS/DELEGATIONS

  b) Update on Withdrawal from Direct Delivery of Child Care Services (Oral)
      Presentation by Sonia Pace, Director, Children's Services Operations

Received 2014-198

4. REPORTS

  a) Update and Dissolution of the Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Task Force

RECOMMENDATION ELCCTF-2-2014:

That the Early Learning and Child Care Task Force (ELCCTF) be dissolved effective February 14, 2014.

Approved 2014-199


HS-C. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-C1. Ana Kapralos, Director, Agency Relations Division, Ministry of the Attorney General, Letter received January 20, 2014, Thanking the Region of Peel for their Support of Mississauga Community Legal Services

Received 2014-200

HS-C2. Sonya Pacheco, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated January 30, 2014, Providing a Copy of the City of Brampton Recommendation titled "Region of Peel Resolution 2013-997 - Diversity and Inclusion Charter of Peel"

Received 2014-201

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

PW-A1. Active Transportation Implementation: 2013 Progress Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-153


PW-B. TRANSPORTATION

PW-B1. Employee Monthly Discount Transit Pass Pilot Program

Received 2014-202

PW-B2. 2011 Transportation Tomorrow Survey

Received 2014-203

PW-B3. Request for Authorization to File a Petition for a Municipal Drain in the Town of Caledon and to Delegate Authority for Drainage Act Petitions

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the Regional Municipality of Peel file a petition with the Clerk of the Corporation of the Town of Caledon, pursuant to the Drainage Act R.S.O 1990 ("Act"), for new drainage works in the vicinity of 13619 Dixie Road in the Town of Caledon;

And further, that the Commissioner of Public Works or his designate be authorized to file the petition and execute all necessary documents as may be required, in accordance with the Act;

And further, that authority be delegated to the Commissioner of Public Works or his designate to file future petitions and execute all necessary documents on behalf of the Region of Peel where drainage works are required for a Regional road, in accordance with the Act.

Carried 2014-204


PW-C. WATER

PW-C1. Watermain Replacements, Assignments K and L, Capital Project 13-1345, Document Number 2013-556T - City of Mississauga, Ward 5

Moved by Councillor Crombie,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the contract (Document 2013-556T) for the construction of watermain replacements, Assignments K and L, in the City of Mississauga be awarded to JPW Construction Limited in the estimated amount of $3,638,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 13-1345, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2014-205

See also Resolution 2014-206


PW-D. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-D1. Harvey S. Dorsey, Barrister and Solicitor, on behalf of Pacific Paving Limited, Letter dated February 11, 2014 Regarding Watermain Replacements, Assignments K and L, Capital Project 13-1345

Received 2014-206

See also Resolution 2014-205

PW-D2. Carmela Radice, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Email dated February 13, 2014, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Report and Resolution titled "2014 American Public Works Association (APWA) Congress Exposition - Toronto"

Received 2014-207

Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works, confirmed that the Region of Peel's contribution to the 2014 American Public Works Association Congress Exposition - Toronto, as a Bronze Level Sponsor, includes the area municipalities.

Additional Items - Items PW-D3 and PW-D4:

PW-D3. Mike Everard, Principal, Augusta National Inc. on behalf the Catholic Cemeteries Archdiocese of Toronto (CCAT), Letter dated February 13, 2014, Regarding the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment Update as it Relates to CCAT and a Request to Participate in the GTA West Secondary Plan 47 Working Group

Received 2014-208

See also Resolutions 2014-150 and 2014-209

PW-D4. Natalie Rouskov, MTO Project Manager, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Central Region and Neil Ahmed, Consultant Project Manager, MMM Group Limited, Letter dated February 19, 2014, Providing a Notice of Study Commencement for the GTA West Transportation Corridor Route Planning and Environmental Assessment Study, Stage 2

Received 2014-209

See also Resolutions 2014-150 and 2014-208

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-A1. Evaluation of the First Collaborative Tuberculosis Clinic in Peel

Received 2014-210

Councillor McCallion exited the room due to her declared conflict of interest with respect to By-law 24-2014.


7. BY-LAWS

Additional Item:

Three Readings:

By-law 24-2014: A by-law to amend By-law Number 38-2005 to provide for certain insurance, indemnification and reimbursement of employees and members of Council by The Regional Municipality of Peel.

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 24-2014, 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 2014-211

See also Resolutions 2014-150, 2014-159 and 2014-160


8. OTHER BUSINESS

Additional Items - Items 8a to 8c inclusive

a) Resolution Regarding Housing Needs

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor McCallion;

Whereas the federal government is a partner with the provinces and territories in funding long term and social affordable housing for our most vulnerable residents;

And whereas, federal funding for housing is declining, and the federal government appears to be exiting the long term commitment to address housing needs of the country;

And whereas, should the federal government not change course, social housing providers across the province of Ontario will see a $1.3 billion decrease in federal funding over the next ten years;

And whereas, the shortfall in federal funding was not addressed in the most recent federal budget, leaving municipalities and the provinces to cover the costs;

And whereas, the Province of Ontario does not receive its fair share of federal funding for housing and homelessness either on the basis of population or core housing need, most exemplified by the Province of Ontario currently receiving 33 percent of federal funding, where its population would suggest it receive 38 percent;

And whereas, with long term federal support for social housing declining, there is a real risk that these tenants will lose their housing;

And whereas, cuts in federal support for social housing make it difficult to continue to help the over 260,000 Ontario families that currently live in social housing and make it increasingly challenging to help the 627,000 families that are in danger of losing their housing;

And whereas, Canadian deserve a national housing strategy that includes the creation of new affordable housing and maintain our existing social housing units;

Therefore be it resolved, that The Regional Municipality of Peel demand the federal government return to the table and sit down with provincial and territorial housing ministers to work on a long term plan that addresses the need for housing across the country.

Carried 2014-212

See also Resolution 2014-150

b) Provincial Announcement Regarding Ice Storm Recovery Costs (Oral)

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the Regional Chair write to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, on behalf of Regional Council, to convey Regional Council's appreciation for the announcement of provincial funding to assist municipalities with costs resulting from the clean-up from the December, 2013 Ice Storm.

Carried 2014-213

See also Resolution 2014-150

Councillor McCallion commended the recent announcement by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to help municipalities affected by the December 2013 ice storm by working with the federal government to fund eligible recovery costs through a one-time Storm Assistance Program and she requested that the Regional Chair send a letter of appreciation, on behalf of Regional Council, to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

c) Update on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City Mayors Caucus held February 26, 2014 in Ottawa (Oral)

Received 2014-214

See also Resolution 2014-150

Councillor McCallion provided an update on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Big City Mayors Caucus held on February 26, 2014 in Ottawa. She advised that the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has requested background material from the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) with respect to their news release issued on February 24, 2014 that claims that FCM's position that cities receive just eight cents out of every tax dollar collected in Canada is incorrect. She requested that the Chief Administrative Officer provide her with data related to the transfer payments from the Provincial and Federal governments and other revenue sources received by the Region of Peel.

Councillor McCallion noted that municipalities expressed concern to the Federal Minister of State for Social Development that the federal budget did not address the federal government's role in supporting and funding affordable housing.


9. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil



10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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


1. Approval of Minutes

a) Closed Session Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2014-1) meeting held on January 30, 2014

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-165


2. Staff Reports

a) Proposed Property Acquisition - Twinning of West Trunk Sewer from North of Highway 401/East of Creditview Road to South of Dundas Street/ West of Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway/Mississauga Road) - City of Mississauga, Ward 8 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as Purchaser, enter into an Offer to Sell Agreement with Peel District School Board, as Vendor, for the purchase of permanent and temporary easement interests in the lands described as follows:

  • permanent sewer easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 1, Range 1 North of Dundas Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, and more particularly described as Parts 2, 3, 4 and 5 on draft reference plan 10-2050-REF3 prepared by Holding Jones Vanderveen Inc.;

  • temporary working easement interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 1, Range 1 North of Dundas Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, and more particularly described as Part 1 on draft reference plan 10-2050-REF3 prepared by Holding Jones Vanderveen Inc.;

And further, that the funds for the transaction be financed from Capital Project 08-2205.

Carried 2014-215

b) Expropriation Proceedings - Hanlan Feedermain from Lakeview Water Treatment Facility to Hanlan Reservoir - City of Mississauga, Ward 3 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That a by-law be enacted authorizing and directing that the following steps be taken with respect to the expropriation for the acquisition of a permanent easement or rights in the nature of a permanent easement in, under, over, through, across, along and upon the lands described as Part of Block A, Registered Plan 726, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 2 on Reference Plan 43R-35321 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 and for the acquisition of a temporary easement or rights in the nature of a temporary easement for a term of thirty-six months commencing on registration of the expropriation plan in, on, over, under and through the lands described as Part of Block A, Registered Plan 726, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-35321 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;

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

Carried 2014-216

10A. BY-LAWS RELATING TO IN CAMERA MATTERS

Three Readings:

By-law 23-2014: A by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of Block A, Registered Plan 726, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 1 and 2 on Reference Plan 43R- 35321.

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the by-law relating to In Camera Item 10.2b, being By-law 23-2014, 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 2014-217

See also Resolution 2014-216

11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That By-law 25-2014 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on February 27, 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 2014-218


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:49 p.m.





K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair