March 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
11. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
12. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 27, 2014

Regional Chair Kolb called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor McCallion recited the prayer.

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

(personal matter)
(vacation)
(personal matter)
       
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; C. Cecchini, 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; S. Jurrius, 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 McCallion re-stated her conflict of interest with respect to Item MA-A2 and By-law 24-2014, contained within the Minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 27, 2014, due to a personal interest in the matter.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a) February 27, 2014, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on February 27, 2014 be approved.

Carried 2014-219

Councillor Sprovieri arrived at 9:32 a.m.


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the agenda for the March 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), regarding the New Accountability and Transparency Act, to be dealt with under Items Related to Management - Item MA-C6;

And further, that the agenda for the March 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting include an additional In Camera report, regarding personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees, to be dealt with under In Camera Matters - Item 10.1b;

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

Carried 2014-220

See also Resolutions 2014-272 and 2014-305

Councillor Palleschi announced that Councillor Fennell's husband had successful open heart surgery. Regional Chair Kolb undertook to send a note to Councillor Fennell and her family, on behalf of Regional Council.


5. DELEGATIONS

a) Avi Benlolo, President and Chief Executive Officer and Joe Gottdenker, Donor, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, Thanking Regional Council for their Participation in the Tour for Humanity

Received 2014-221

On behalf of the Region of Peel, Regional Chair Kolb congratulated the representatives from the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for their efforts and support in bringing learning initiatives to the community and across Canada. He noted that discrimination is a universal issue that destroys the political, social, economic and cultural foundation on which cities and communities are built. March 21, 2014 was proclaimed the "International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination" in the Region of Peel. It is celebrated worldwide annually and gives the opportunity to pause, reflect and recognize that all people are entitled to equal rights, dignity and respect, regardless of race, in the community. Regional Chair Kolb thanked the Members of Council, Peel Regional Police and the Executive Management Team for their participation in the Tour for Humanity.

Avi Benlolo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Centre, thanked the Region of Peel for hosting the Tour for Humanity, to raise awareness on the impacts of discrimination, hate crime, racism, intolerance in the community and across the world. He encouraged Members of Council to host the Tour for Humanity in their respective municipalities.

Joe Gottdenker, Donor, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, expressed his gratitude to the people who risked their lives and saved him from the Holocaust; and thanked the Region for hosting the tour and encouraged municipalities to do the same.

Councillor Palleschi invited the delegates to hold a Tour for Humanity at the Brampton City Hall and would extend an invitation to its residents about the event.

Councillor McCallion requested that the delegates contact the two Boards of Education in the Region of Peel. She stated that, in her opinion, this would have a significant impact on students, raising awareness of the importance of equal rights, dignity and respect in the community.

Chief Jennifer Evans, Peel Regional Police, thanked the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for bringing the tour. She also advised that Constable Wayne Wright, Peel Regional Police, was recognized for his heroic efforts at a recent incident involving a Peel resident who suffered a minor heart attack. Constable Wright went above and beyond the call of duty and performed CPR on the resident. As a result, Constable Wright saved the resident's life who is expected to have a full recovery. Chief Evans stated that it was a proud moment for all the police officers and the citizens of Peel.

Councillor Tovey arrived at 9:36 a.m.
Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:38 a.m.
Councillor Fonseca arrived at 9:41 a.m.
Councillor Sanderson arrived at 10:15 a.m. (other municipal business)

b) Sonya Pak, Program Director, Emergency and Urgent Centres, Trillium Health Partners, and Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Paramedic Services, Providing an Update on Peel Paramedic Services Offload Delay

Received 2014-222

See also Resolution 2014-225

Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Paramedic Services, Region of Peel and Sonya Pak, Director, Emergency and Urgent Centres, Trillium Health Partners, provided an overview of the initiatives and ongoing relationship with Trillium Health Partners to address paramedic offload delay in hospitals. As of December 2013, results indicated that overall paramedic offload time decreased by 30 per cent at the Credit Valley Hospital site; average offload times decreased by almost 15 minutes with a 90th percentile offload time improved by approximately 39 minutes.

In response to a question from Councillor McCallion, Peter Dundas stated that the provincial government is looking at the process methodologies applied in the Region of Peel and its health partners as a model of excellence and are considering applying it throughout Ontario to reduce paramedic offload delay. He commended the team that continues to work diligently to realize efficiencies.

Items Related to Health - Item HE-C1 was dealt with.

HE-C. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-C1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2014-1) meeting held on February 20, 2014

Councillor Saito noted that a public CPR training event will be held at the City of Mississauga Celebration Square on July 9, 2014. She thanked Peter Dundas, Director and Brad Bowie, Community Relations Specialist, Peel Paramedic Services, in helping to organize the subject event. Partners from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Mikey Network, St. John's Ambulance, Peel Regional Police and the City of Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services will be at the event to help promote the importance of CPR.

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Foley;

That the report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2014-1) meeting held on February 20, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-223

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 Emergency and Protective Services Committee received information.


1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-224


3. DELEGATIONS

a) Offload Delay Update
Presentation by Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Paramedic Services and Sonya Pak, Director, Emergency and Urgent Centres, Trillium Health Partners

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-225

A quorum of voting members was achieved.

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-1-2014:

That the agenda for the February 20, 2014, Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC) meeting be amended to include an oral report regarding an Update on the Implementation of the Provincial Simultaneous Notification Communications System in the Region of Peel, to be dealt with under Reports - Item 4c;

And further, that the agenda for the February 20, 2014, EPSC meeting be amended to include an oral report regarding The Region of Peel to Organize a Public CPR and Public Access Defibrillation Training Event in conjunction with the City of Mississauga, to be dealt with under Reports - Item 4d;

And further, that the agenda for the February 20, 2014, EPSC meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2014-224

See also Resolutions 2014-228 and 2014-229


3. DELEGATIONS

a) Offload Delay Update
Presentation by Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Peel Paramedic Services and Sonya Pak, Director, Emergency and Urgent Centres, Trillium Health Partners

Received 2014-225


4. REPORTS

a) 2013 Paramedic Services Certification Review Update

Received 2014-226

b) Auditor General Report on Land Ambulance

Received 2014-227

Additional Items - Items 4c and 4d:

c) Update on the Implementation of the Provincial Simultaneous Notification Communications System in the Region of Peel (Oral)

Received 2014-228

See also Resolution 2014-224

d) The Region of Peel to Organize a Public CPR and Public Access Defibrillation Training Event in conjunction with the City of Mississauga (Oral)

RECOMMENDATION EPSC-2-2014:

That a Public CPR and Public Access Defibrillation Training Event be organized for the evening of July 9, 2014 to coincide with other scheduled pre-2015 Pan American Games events occurring in the City of Mississauga;

And further, that Region of Peel staff organize the event in conjunction with staff from the City of Mississauga and other groups, as required.

Approved 2014-229

See also Resolution 2014-224

Regional Council took a stretch break.


6. REPORTS

1. Staff Reports

ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

HE-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

HE-A1. Report of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee (APSC-2014-2) meeting held on February 20, 2014

Moved by Councillor Foley,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the report of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee (APSC-2014-2) meeting held on February 20, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-230

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION APSC-2-2014:

That the agenda for the February 20, 2014, Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2014-231


3. DELEGATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

a) APSC Meeting #7: Overview and Follow-up on Action Items
Presentation by Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services

Received 2014-232

b) Delia Sinclair, Public Policy and Stakeholder Relations Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Ontario and Public Policy Lead, Ontario Caregiver Coalition, Providing an Overview of the Role of Informal Caregivers and the Programs and Services Delivered to Caregivers by Governments and the Non-Profit and Private Sectors

Received 2014-233

c) Karen Sibal, Manager, Peel Elder Abuse Prevention Network, Providing an Overview of Elder Abuse in Peel and Current Programs and Initiatives Designed to Combat and Prevent Future Elder Abuse

Received 2014-234

d) Murray Etherington, Chapter Chair, Mississauga Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP), Providing an Overview of the Priorities and Initiatives of the Mississauga CARP Chapter

Received 2014-235

e) Overview of the On Lok Program and Site Visit
Presentation by Carolyn Clubine, Director of Long Term Care

Received 2014-236


4. REPORTS

a) Social Capital Benefits Associated with an Aging Population

Received 2014-237

b) Financial State of Seniors in Peel

Received 2014-238

c) Mental Health and the Aging Population

Received 2014-239

d) Recent Federal Immigration Policy Changes: Potential Impacts on Seniors in Peel

Received 2014-240


HE-B. LONG TERM CARE

HE-B1. 2014-2017 Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement for Region of Peel's Community Support Services

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the duly authorized signing officers of the Regional Corporation execute the 2014-2017 Multi-Sector Service Accountability Agreement (M-SAA) with the Central West Local Health Integration Network for Community Support Services which includes adult day services, caregiver and crisis intervention support, respite care, telemedicine, and a community bathing program in order to continue annual funding for the services, currently in the amount of $3,154,291 for the 2014/2015 provincial fiscal year;

And further, that the Regional Chair and the Director of Long Term Care be authorized to sign the Declarations of Compliance required under the M-SAA provided that they are satisfied that the Declaration of Compliance for each compliance period is appropriate;

And further, that the Director of Long Term Care be authorized to sign all reports and other routine documents required to fulfill the Region's obligations under the M-SAA provided that the said signing has no budgetary implications.

Carried 2014-241

Councillor McCallion stated that the report demonstrates the successful relationship between the Region of Peel and its Local Health Integration Network (LHINs) and how it benefits the residents in the Region of Peel.

In response to a request from Councillor Moore, Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, advised that some members of Regional Council will attend a half-day tour of the Schlegel Village urban development (Williamsburg) and long term care/retirement campus in Kitchener/Waterloo on Friday, March 28, 2014. Regional staff will provide an update on the outcomes of the tour at a future meeting of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee.


HE-C. PARAMEDIC SERVICES

HE-C1. Report of the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC-2014-1) meeting held on February 20, 2014

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2014-223 to 2014-229 inclusive


HE-D. PUBLIC HEALTH

HE-D1. Development of Healthy by Design Report by Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area Medical Officers of Health

Received 2014-242

Councillor Foley stated that she was pleased that the issue of diabetes was included in the report. She advised that the Canadian Diabetes Association has reported that as of 2010, diabetes cost $11 billion to the Canadian healthcare system and is expected to increase to $16 billion by 2020.

ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

HS-A. DEPARTMENTAL

HS-A1. The Canada Job Grant

Received 2014-243

Councillor McCallion extended an invitation to Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services, to attend a future special meeting of the City of Mississauga Economic Development Advisory Board, noting that her expertise and guidance on youth unemployment would be beneficial to the Advisory Group.

Councillor Miles suggested that Regional staff provide briefing notes to Councillors Fennell and Fonseca and City of Brampton Area Councillor Vicky Dhillon, as representatives for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), regarding the impacts of the Canada Job Grant to the Region of Peel.


HS-B. COMMUNICATIONS

HS-B1. Michael Coteau, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Letter dated January 2014, Informing Regional Council of the Launch of the Newcomer Champion Award

Received 2014-244

HS-B2. Mary Hall, Director, Development Approval and Planning Policy, Town of Caledon, Letter dated January 22, 2014, Acknowledging Receipt of the Region of Peel 10-Year Housing Plan

Received 2014-245

HS-B3. Shauna Danton, Legislative Coordinator, City of Brampton, Letter dated February 4, 2014, Acknowledging Receipt of the Region of Peel 10-Year Housing Plan

Received 2014-246

HS-B4. R.F. Powers, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Letters dated February 6, 2014, to Minister Linda Jeffrey and Minister Jason Kenney Advising of AMO's Support for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities "Fixing Canada's Housing Crunch" Campaign

Received 2014-247

 

ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

MA-A. INTERDEPARTMENTAL

MA-A1. Amendment to By-law 14-2014, A By-law to Approve the Expropriation of Land Being Part of Lot 1 and Part of Block E, Registered Plan 1002 - City of Brampton, Ward 10

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That a by-law be presented for enactment amending By-law 14-2014, reflecting a change in property requirements and authorizing and directing that the following steps be taken with respect to the expropriation of the fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 1 and Part of Block E, Registered Plan 1002, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 3 on Reference Plan 43R-35540 for the purpose of widening The Gore Road and works ancillary thereto, and for the acquisition of the fee simple interest in the lands described as Part of Lot 1, Registered Plan 1002, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 4, 5, and 6 on Reference Plan 43R-35540 for the purpose of widening The Gore Road and works ancillary thereto, and for the acquisition of a temporary working easement or rights in the nature of a temporary working easement for a term of three years commencing on the date of registration of the expropriation plan on, over, under and through the lands described as Part of Lot 1, Registered Plan 1002, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 7 on Reference Plan 43R-35540 for the purpose of entering upon and occupying the land with all necessary vehicles, machinery, equipment and material required to facilitate the reconstruction and widening of The Gore Road, grading and other 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 Notice of Election;
(e) preparation of an appraisal report of the market value of the expropriated lands and, if applicable, damages for injurious affection and other compensation, be obtained;
(f) service upon the registered owners of offers of full compensation and the offer for immediate payment of 100 per cent of the market value of the expropriated lands in accordance with s.25 of the Expropriations Act, together with the appraisal report;
(g) payment of compensation offered pursuant to s.25 of the Expropriations Act, upon acceptance by the owners; and
(h) all necessary steps be taken to obtain possession of the lands.

Carried 2014-248

See also Resolution 2014-295


MA-B. CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND CORPORATE SERVICES

MA-B1. 2013 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses

Received 2014-249

MA-B2. External Legal Counsel for Expropriation Matters Document Number 2013-718P

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the contract (Document 2013-718P) for the External Legal Counsel for Expropriation Matters be awarded to Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Rueter Scargall Bennett LLP and WeirFoulds LLP each in the amount of $250,000 (excluding applicable taxes) for a total award amount of $750,000 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013;

And further, that authority be granted to award the contract for four optional 12-month periods, based on satisfactory service, performance and pricing.

Carried 2014-250

MA-B3. Report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2014-2) meeting held on February 25, 2014

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the report of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2014-2) meeting held on February 25, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-251

1. CALL TO ORDER


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION AAC-8-2014:

That the agenda for the February 25, 2014, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from aodareview.utoronto.ca, titled "Public Consultations Hosted by the Review", to be dealt with under Communications - Item 6d;

And further, that the agenda for the February 25, 2014, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2014-252

See also Resolution 2014-261


3. PREVIOUS MEETING MINUTES

a. Minutes of the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC-2014-1) meeting held on January 28, 2014

Received 2014-253


4. DELEGATIONS

a. Sotabdo Debnath, Capital Project Manager, Real Property Asset Management and Rebecca Fortin, Advisor, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Peel Public Health, Presenting the Active Outdoor Space Project: Phase 1 & Phase 2 and Active Stairwells Project

Received 2014-254


5. REPORTS

a. Accessible Transportation Master Plan Close Out Report (Oral)
Update by Aislin O'Hara, Transportation Resource Coordinator, Accessible Transportation, Public Works, Region of Peel

Received 2014-255

b. Updates

i) Region of Peel Accessibility Planning Program Update and AAC Work Plan Update
Update by Meenu Sikand, Accessibility Planning Specialist, Region of Peel

Received 2014-256

ii) Subcommittee Updates (Oral)

Received 2014-257

iii) Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Member Updates - Nil


6. COMMUNICATIONS

a. Coalition for Persons with Disabilities, Flyer regarding the Connections 2014 Resource Fair for Persons with Disabilities

Received 2014-258

b. Glenn Barnes, Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Member, E-mail dated November 14, 2013, Advising of his Resignation from the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee

RECOMMENDATION AAC-9-2014:

That the resignation of Glenn Barnes from the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC), be received.

Approved 2014-259

c. Lisa Jones, Metrolinx, E-mail dated February 14, 2014, Requesting Volunteers for the Metrolinx Accessibility Advisory Committee

Received 2014-260

Additional Item - Item 6d:

d. aodareview.utoronto.ca, Article titled "Public Consultations Hosted by the Reviewer"

Received 2014-261

See also Resolution 2014-252

MA-B4. Report of the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee (CAAC-2014-1) meeting held on March 6, 2014

In response to a question from Councillor Foley, Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works, stated that a report on the residential downspouts will be presented to Regional Council in April or May 2014.

Moved by Councillor Mullin,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the report of the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee (CAAC-2014-1) meeting held on March 6, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-262


1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION CAAC-1-2014:

That the agenda for the March 6, 2014, Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2014-263


3. DELEGATIONS

a) Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer; and John Kinkead, Deputy Chief Administrative Officer and Director, Water Resources Management and Restoration, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Providing an Update on Cooksville Creek Flooding Issues and Low Impact Development

Received 2014-264


4. REPORTS

a) CAAC Meeting #3: Context of the Conservation Authority Advisory Committee (Oral)
Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division

Received 2014-265

b) Climate Change Risk Being Addressed by the Conservation Authorities
Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division

Received 2014-266


MA-C. COMMUNICATIONS

MA-C1. M. Bourque, Executive Correspondence Officer, Office of the Prime Minister, Letter dated January 30, 2014, Responding to a Letter from Regional Chair Kolb dated December 10, 2013, Regarding Railway Safety and the Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Received 2014-267

MA-C2. Kathy Stranks, Manager, Corporate Secretariat, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Letter dated February 13, 2014, Providing a Copy of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Report Regarding the Living City Policies for Planning and Development in the Watersheds of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Referred to Corporate Services 2014-268

MA-C3. Randy Pettapiece, MPP Perth-Wellington, Letter dated March 5, 2014, Thanking the Region of Peel Council for its Support with Respect to Joint and Several Liability

Received 2014-269

MA-C4. Media release: From Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), received March 6, 2014, Regarding the Wynne Government Embracing Provincial Oversight of Municipal Government

Referred to Executive Office 2014-270

See also Resolutions 2014-271 and 2014-272

MA-C5. Media release: From Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO), received March 7, 2014, Advising of the Proposed New Municipal Accountability Measures

Referred to Executive Office 2014-271

See also Resolutions 2014-270 and 2014-272

Additional Item - Item MA-C6:

MA-C6. Breaking News: From Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), received March 24, 2014, Advising of New Accountability and Transparency Act for Broader Public Sector with Proposed New Requirements to be Imposted on Municipal Governments

Referred to Executive Office 2014-272

See also Resolutions 2014-220, 2014-270 and 2014-271

ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor A. Thompson

PW-A. DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

PW-A1. Authorization to Hold a Public Meeting on the Mayfield West Phase 2 Settlement Expansion - Regional Official Plan Amendment Application (ROP-14-001) by the Town of Caledon

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Morrison;

That the Regional Municipality of Peel hold a Public Meeting on May 22, 2014 to consider the application (File No. ROP-14-001) by the Town of Caledon for a Regional Official Plan Amendment for an expansion to the Mayfield West Phase 2 Rural Service Centre designation.

Carried 2014-273

In response to a question from Councillor Thompson, Dan Labrecque stated that administrative and notification requirements would have to be fulfilled before the May 22, 2014 Public Meeting could be held, in accordance with the Planning Act. He advised that staff anticipates the final report on Mayfield West Phase 2 Settlement Expansion Regional Official Plan Amendment Application (ROP-14-001) by the Town of Caledon would be presented to Regional Council before the end of this term of Council, which would include the outcomes and comments received from the Public Meeting.


PW-B. OPERATIONS SUPPORT

PW-B1. Project Update on Public Works Community Program Funding Program Changes

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That Resolution 2013-685 approved by Regional Council on September 12, 2013 be re-opened.

Carried by a two-thirds majority vote 2014-274

See also Resolutions 2014-275 and 2014-276

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That Resolution 2013-685 be rescinded.

Carried 2014-275

See also Resolutions 2014-274 and 2014-276

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the Request for Proposal for a multi-year service-based procurement process for waste education programming currently delivered through the Public Works Community Program Funding grant program be put on hold;

And further, that Regional staff be directed to meet with the three community groups: EcoSource, Brampton Clean City Committee and ecoCaledon, and discuss the requirements for the development and delivery of waste education programs;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council with information on the outcomes of the subject meeting, including discussions if the groups could meet the criteria set out by the Region of Peel and opportunities for efficiencies for the existing programs.

Carried 2014-276

See also Resolutions 2014-274 and 2014-275

Several Members of Council expressed their concerns about the Request for Expression of Interest (REOI) and Request for Proposal (RFP) process. They stressed the importance of the successful partnership the Region of Peel has had with the existing community groups namely EcoSource, Brampton Clean City Committee and ecoCaledon. Regional staff was requested to ensure consideration and assistance is given to the existing community groups and also to investigate opportunities for efficiencies of the existing programs prior to proceeding with the RFP.

Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works, stated that the grants for the existing community groups have been approved for 2014 and the proposed changes would be implemented beginning 2015. A report to award the contract to the successful vendor would be presented at the June 2014 meeting of Regional Council and would be heavily based on the weighted scores on the services, in accordance with the Region's Purchasing By-law.

Shaun Hewitt, Director of Operations Support, Public Works, assured the Members of Council that the Region has an excellent relationship with the existing community groups. The move to a multi-year service-based procurement was as a result of an Internal Audit finding to address risks that are associated with the existing grant-based funding program structure, as endorsed by the Audit Committee. The REOI would determine if there is enough market interest to proceed with an RFP.

Dan Labrecque advised that Regional Council endorsed, in principle, an open and transparent competitive procurement process for waste education programming currently delivered through the Public Works Community Program Funding grant program, at its September 12, 2013 meeting.

Councillor Crombie arrived at 11:08 a.m.


PW-C. TRANSPORTATION

PW-C1. Amendment to Traffic By-law 15-2013 on Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) in the Vicinity of Caledon East Public School - Town of Caledon, Ward 3

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That a flashing 40 kilometres per hour speed limit zone be implemented on Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) from 30 metres (98 feet) south of Cranston Drive to 55 metres (180 feet) south of Hilltop Drive between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on school days;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented for enactment to amend By-law 15-2013;

And further, that the Ontario Provincial Police and the Town of Caledon be so advised.

Carried 2014-277

See also Resolution 2014-295

In response to a question of clarification from Councillor Morrison, Joe Avsec, Manager, Traffic Engineering, stated that the placement of signs are governed by the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and have to be 150 metres in each direction from the property limits of the school.

Councillor Morrison expressed concern that the proposed changes would not address the safety of school children in the area.

Councillor Whitehead suggested that the speed limit zone be implemented as described in the report listed as Item PW-C1 and that staff could report back to Regional Council should any issues arise from the enactment of the by-law.

Joe Avsec advised that Regional staff will continue to monitor the area and could report to Regional Council with information based on the existing measures and the effectiveness of the new speed limit zone.

PW-C2. Amendment to Traffic By-law 15-2013 on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) in the Vicinity of Mayfield Secondary School - City of Brampton, Ward 9 and Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Whitehead,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That a flashing 40 kilometres per hour speed limit zone be implemented on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) from 480 metres (1575 feet) east of Bramalea Road to 150 metres (492 feet) west of Bramalea Road between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on school days;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented for enactment to amend By-law 15-2013;

And further, that the Peel Regional Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon be so advised.

Carried 2014-278

See also Resolution 2014-295

Councillor Thompson thanked Regional staff for expeditiously processing the reduction of the speed limit on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) in the vicinity of Mayfield Secondary School.

PW-C3. Amendments to Traffic By-law 15-2013 on Burnhamthorpe Road at Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) and Regional Road 17 (Cawthra Road) Intersections - City of Mississauga, Wards 3 and 4

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the far side southbound, westbound and eastbound through movements in the "curb lanes" be designated as reserved bus lanes at the intersection of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at Burnhamthorpe Road in the City of Mississauga;

And further, that the far side northbound, southbound, westbound and eastbound through movements in the "curb lanes" be designated as reserved bus lanes at the intersection of Regional Road 17 (Cawthra Road) at Burnhamthorpe Road in the City of Mississauga;

And further, that the southbound, westbound and eastbound right turn lanes be designated right turn only, with the exception of buses, at the intersection of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at Burnhamthorpe Road in the City of Mississauga;

And further, that the northbound, southbound, westbound and eastbound right turn lanes be designated right turn only, with the exception of buses, at the intersection of Regional Road 17 (Cawthra Road) at Burnhamthorpe Road in the City of Mississauga;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented for enactment to amend By-law 15-2013;

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

Carried 2014-279

See also Resolution 2014-295

PW-C4. Report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee (ARRASC-2014-1) meeting held on March 6, 2014

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the report of the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee meeting held on March 6, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-280


1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ARRASC-1-2014:

That the agenda for the March 6, 2014 Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2014-281


3. DELEGATIONS - Nil


4. REPORTS

a) Transfer of Jurisdictional Responsibilities for Sidewalks, Multi-Use Trails and Street Lighting within the Regional Right-of-Way Update

Received 2014-282

b) Traffic Signal Operations and Maintenance Service Agreements

Received 2014-283

c) Update on the Transfer of Coleraine Drive from the Town of Caledon to the Region of Peel

Received 2014-284


PW-D. WASTE MANAGEMENT

PW-D1. Report of the Waste Management Committee (WMC-2014-1) meeting held on March 6, 2014

Moved by Councillor Sanderson,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the report of the Waste Management Committee meeting held on March 6, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-285

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WM-1-2014:

That the agenda for the March 6, 2014 Waste Management Committee meeting include a communication from Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, regarding the Peel Energy Recovery Centre, to be dealt with under Communications - Item 5c;

And further, that the agenda for the March 6, 2014 Waste Management Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2014-286

See also Resolution 2014-290


3. DELEGATIONS - Nil


4. REPORTS

  a) Waste Management Division's 2014 Work Plan
      Presentation by Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management

Received 2014-287


5. COMMUNICATIONS

a) Minutes of the Peel Curing Facility Public Liaison Committee Meeting held on May 29, 2013

Received 2014-288

b) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Project/Issue Update dated December 2013, Providing a Year in Review: Peel Energy Recovery Centre Project

Received 2014-289

See also Resolution 2014-290

Additional Item - Item 5c:

c) Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Project/Issue Update dated March 2014, Peel Energy Recovery Centre Update

Received 2014-290

See also Resolutions 2014-286 and 2014-289


6. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil


7. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Request from Josh Wiwcharyk, Director and Shawn Barlos, Representative, Loop Recycled Products Inc. to Delegate to the April 3, 2014 Waste Management Committee meeting to Discuss Contractual Options available to the Region of Peel as it Relates to Paints and Coatings Collected via Household Hazardous Waste Programs

RECOMMENDATION WM-2-2014:

That the request of Josh Wiwcharyk, Director and Shawn Barlos, Representative, Loop Recycled Products Inc., to delegate to the April 3, 2014 Waste Management Committee meeting to discuss contractual options available to the Region of Peel for paints and coatings collected via household hazardous waste programs, not be approved.

Approved 2014-291


PW-E. WATER

PW-E1. Water Treatment and Quality, 2013 Annual Summary Report: Municipal Water Supplies

Received 2014-292


PW-F. COMMUNICATIONS

PW-F1. Mike Cowbrough, Chief Weed Inspector, Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs, Letter dated February 24, 2014, Regarding the Weed Control Act R.S.O. 1990 and Appointment of Weed Inspectors

Received 2014-293

PW-F2. Carmela Radice, Legislative Coordinator, City of Mississauga, Email dated March 5, 2014, Providing a Copy of the City of Mississauga Resolution Regarding the Technical Cost and Feasibility of Low Impact Development (LID) Opportunities

Received 2014-294


Regional Council recessed at 11:57 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened 12:05 p.m.

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

(personal matter)
(vacation)
(personal matter)

       
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; C. Cecchini, 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; S. Jurrius, Legislative Specialist; S. Singh, Legislative Technical Coordinator; V. Montesdeoca, Legislative Technical Coordinator


7. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 26-2014: A by-law to amend By-law 14-2014 being a by-law to approve the expropriation of land being Part of Lot 1 and Part of Block E, Registered Plan 1002, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 3 on Reference Plan 43R-35540 and Part of Lot 1, Registered Plan 1002, City of Brampton, Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Parts 4, 5, 6 and 7 on Reference Plan 43R-35540 and the taking of all steps necessary to obtain the possession of those lands.

By-law 27-2014: A by-law to implement a flashing 40 kilometres per hour speed limit zone on Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) from a point located 30 metres south of Cranston Drive to 55 metres south of Hilltop Drive from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on school days, and to amend By-law Number 15-2013 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 28-2014: A by-law to implement a flashing 40 kilometres per hour speed limit zone on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) from a point located 480 metres east of Bramalea Road to 150 metres west of Bramalea Road from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on school days; and to amend By-law Number 15-2013 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

By-law 29-2014: A by-law to designate southbound, westbound and eastbound through movements in the "curb lanes" as reserved bus lanes and to designate southbound, westbound and eastbound right turn lanes with the exception of buses at the intersection of Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) at Burnhamthorpe Road; to designate northbound, southbound, westbound and eastbound through movements in the "curb lanes" as reserved bus lanes and to designate northbound, southbound, westbound and eastbound right turn lanes with the exception of buses at the intersection of Regional Road 17 (Cawthra Road) at Burnhamthorpe Road; and to amend By-law Number 15-2013 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

Moved by Councillor McCallion,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 26-2014 to 29-2014 inclusive, be given the required number of readings, taken as read, signed by the Regional Chair and the Regional Clerk, and the Corporate Seal be affixed thereto.

Carried 2014-295

See also Resolutions 2014-248 and 2014-277 to 2014-279 inclusive


8. OTHER BUSINESS

a) Request from Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation, to Delegate to the April 24, 2014 Regional Council meeting in Recognition of the 60th Anniversary of Credit Valley Conservation

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Mullin;

That the request from Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation, to delegate to the April 24, 2014 Regional Council meeting in Recognition of the 60th Anniversary of Credit Valley Conservation, be approved.

Carried 2014-296

b) Resolution Regarding the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment Process

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

Whereas the Province of Ontario required Peel Region to plan for growth in accordance with the Provincial Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe;

And whereas, the GTA West Corridor is identified in the Growth Plan as part of the required infrastructure to support growth by 2031;

And whereas, Stage 1 of the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment has concluded that a 400-series highway is needed for the GTA West Corridor;

And whereas, the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment affects three areas in the Town of Caledon and City of Brampton, known as the three "pinch points", where major employment and residential developments have been either approved or identified under the Planning Act to implement the Growth Plan, namely South Albion-Bolton (Caledon) and SP 47 (Brampton) employment areas, Mayfield West Phase 1 and Phase 2 (Caledon), and Northwest Brampton;

And whereas, Stage 2 of the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment is expected to take three to five more years to complete;

And whereas, approved developments within the GTA West Corridor area cannot proceed while the Environmental Assessment is underway;

And whereas, the Province of Ontario has recently amended the Growth Plan and assigned additional growth of 330,000 people and 100,000 jobs to Peel Region by 2041;

And whereas, the Region of Peel has completed its Official Plan Review to implement the Growth Plan by 2031 and is presently undertaking another round of Official Plan Review to accommodate the additional growth by 2041;

And whereas, Peel Region is a major economic and goods movement hub in Ontario with approximately $1.5 billion worth of goods moving through Peel daily;

And whereas, congestion costs the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) $6 billion per year and costs Peel residents close to $1 billion per year as per the Metrolinx Report and will increase without critical infrastructure such as the GTA West Corridor;

And whereas, development in the "pinch point" areas will create significant construction jobs resulting in additional long term employment for the Region;

And whereas, to maximize the return on the Province's investment on Highways 401, 410, and 427, the GTA West Corridor through Peel is required to complete the network and alleviate congestion as per the transportation vision in Places to Grow;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Council request the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) to expedite the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment process;

And further, that Regional Council requests the MTO to adjust the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment project schedule and identify the exact road allowance for the future highway in the three "pinch points" areas in Caledon and Brampton, as well as other "pinch points" in York Region and Halton Region, within the next 10 months;

And further, that Regional Council requests the Province of Ontario to be more proactive in the planning and delivery of major infrastructure projects and minimize conflicts with municipal land use planning processes;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Councils of the Regions of York and Halton requesting support to Peel's position regarding Stage 2 of the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation.

Carried 2014-297

Additional Items - Items 8c to 8h inclusive:

c) New eAgenda Processes (Oral)

Received 2014-298

Kathryn Lockyer, Regional Clerk, stated that Legislative Services' eAgenda software was recently implemented for Council/Committee agenda preparation and printing. She highlighted the changes to, and the method of, providing agendas and reports to Regional Council. The new process will start with the April 10, 2014 Regional Council meeting and the agendas could be accessed through handheld devices. However, Kathryn Lockyer advised that Legislative Services will continue to print the agendas for Regional Council and the Executive Management Team, through the balance of the current term of Council. Members of Council were encouraged to provide feedback about the new process by forwarding their concerns or suggestions to the Regional Clerk.

d) Update on the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) Report on Municipalities' Share of Total Taxes (Oral)

Received 2014-299

In response to a request from Councillor McCallion, David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, stated that Regional staff provided a response to Councillor McCallion regarding the CFIB's Report on municipalities' share of total taxes as requested at the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting. However, he undertook to provide a report to a future Regional Council meeting.

e) Update - Request Made by Councillor McCallion regarding the Toronto Star News Article titled "CRA Official in Plot to Frame Caledon Mayor" at the February 13, 2014 Regional Council Meeting (Resolution 2014-144) (Oral)

Received 2014-300

In response to a question from Councillor McCallion, Patrick O'Connor, Regional Solicitor, advised that a report will be presented to Regional Council for the April 24, 2014 meeting, that would provide clarity and information on the name of the developers that a former Canada Revenue Agency official alleged that he had assisted to evade taxes, as contained in an article published in the Toronto Star on December 17, 2013.

f) Tax Assessment Appeal in the City of Mississauga (Oral)

Received 2014-301

Councillor McCallion advised that Channel Company, with operations in the Toronto Pearson International Airport area, has appealed the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) tax assessment. She stated that if the appeal is successful, it would set precedence and have significant financial impacts to the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel. Councillor McCallion suggested that the Region of Peel should be actively involved in the appeal process. She stated that City of Mississauga staff are reviewing how much of taxpayers money is held in reserves, pending outcomes of assessment appeals and suggested that the City of Brampton, Town of Caledon and Region of Peel conduct a review to determine the financial impact.

The Commissioner of Corporate Services undertook to follow up with the area municipal staff.


9. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil



10. IN CAMERA MATTERS

At 12:20 p.m., in accordance with section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, the following motion was placed:

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson ;

That Council proceed "In Camera" to consider Council reports relating to the following:

  • Proposed License Agreement - City of Mississauga, Ward 5 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

  • Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

Carried 2014-302

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Dale;

That Council proceed out of "In Camera".

Carried 2014-303

Council moved out of closed session at 12:24 p.m.


1. Staff Reports

a) Proposed License Agreement - City of Mississauga, Ward 5 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the Regional Municipality of Peel, as Licensor, enter into a License Agreement with Motorcycle Training Org. of Halton/Peel as Licensee, for approximately 150,000 square feet (13,935 square metres) of parking lot space for motorcycle safety training at 7120 Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga for a seven (7) month term;

And further, that the Director of Real Property Asset Management be authorized to execute a License Agreement and any ancillary documents as approved by the Regional Solicitor.

Carried 2014-304

Additional Item - Item 10.1b:

b) Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That Mr. Gilbert Sabat be appointed Commissioner of Service Innovation, Information and Technology, effective April 28, 2014;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to effect the appointment by finalizing the necessary documents in accordance with Regional Policy.

Carried 2014-305

See also Resolution 2014-220


11. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That By-law 30-2014 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 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 2014-306


12. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:27 p.m.





K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E. Kolb
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Regional Chair