June 26, 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
6-10. Staff Reports and Communications
     
11. By-laws
12. Other Business
13. Notices of Motion
14. In Camera Matters
15. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
16. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
June 26, 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 Palleschi recited the prayer.

  Members Present: G. Carlson
B. Crombie
S. Fennell
P. Foley
C. Fonseca*
N. Iannicca*
E. Kolb

K. Mahoney
S. McFadden
G. Miles*
E. Moore
M. Morrison
P. Mullin
P. Palleschi
R. Paterak
P. Saito*
J. Sanderson
J. Sprovieri
R. Starr
A. Thompson
J. Tovey*
R. Whitehead
       
  Members Absent: F. Dale
S. Hames
H. McCallion
(other municipal business)
(vacation)
(other municipal business)
       
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; G. Sabat, Commissioner of Service Innovation, Information and Technology; P. O'Connor, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor; S. VanOfwegen, Chief Financial Officer; 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; L. Sieben, Acting Legislative Technical Coordinator

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*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures

2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1. June 12, 2014, Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the minutes of the Regional Council meeting held on June 12, 2014 be approved.

Carried 2014-547

Councillor Fonseca arrived at 9:33 a.m.
Councillor Saito arrived at 9:34 a.m.


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the agenda for the June 26, 2014 include an additional delegation from J. Dorene Chanler, Resident, City of Mississauga, requesting more TransHelp drivers and recognizing the importance of the TransHelp service to the residents of the Region of Peel, to be dealt with under Delegations - Item 5.6;

And further, that Item 12.2 listed on the June 26, 2014 Regional Council agenda be withdrawn, to afford the Ward Councillor opportunity to meet with the resident;

And further, that the agenda for the June 26, 2014 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2014-548

See also Resolution 2014-555

Councillor McFadden requested that Item 12.2 listed on the June 26, 2014 Regional Council agenda be withdrawn. Councillor McFadden stated that she would meet with the resident to discuss the concerns with her water bill.

Councillor Tovey arrived at 9:40 a.m.

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the time limit for Delegation 5.1 listed on the June 26, 2014 Regional Council agenda be extended to twenty minutes.

Carried 2014-549

See also Resolutions 2014-550 to 2014-552 inclusive


5. DELEGATIONS

5.1. Nader Hasan, Lawyer, Legal Representation on Behalf of Liesa Cianchino, Resident of Mississauga, Concerned Residents of Peel, Providing a Legal Opinion to Regional Council Regarding Water Fluoridation

Received 2014-550

See also Resolutions 2014-549, 2014-551 and 2014-552

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

Liesa Cianchino, Resident, City of Mississauga, Concerned Residents of Peel, introduced Nader Hasan, Lawyer, Ruby Shiller Chan Hasan Barristers, who was retained by the Concerned Residents of Peel to provide a legal opinion regarding the fluoridation of drinking water.

Nader Hasan outlined potential legal challenges to the Region of Peel's fluoridation program and described the Region's potential liability for acts or omissions relating to drinking water systems under the Municipal Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act. He further stated that the fluoridation program could be found to violate section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Nader Hasan recommended that the Region of Peel re-examine its fluoridation program; hear testimony from experts in the fields of medicine, epidemiology, toxicology and dentistry; and, require that experts presenting their opinions also provide data and studies on which they rely for their opinions.

In response to a question from Councillor Sprovieri, Nader Hasan advised that he had been unable to locate peer-reviewed, modern, scientific studies that support the position that fluoride in drinking water is safe and effective.

In response to a question from Councillor Tovey, Patrick O'Connor, Acting Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, advised that he had been provided with a copy of the legal opinion however, it was not received in sufficient time for a fulsome review prior to the Regional Council meeting.

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:45 a.m.
Councillor Miles arrived at 9:46 a.m.

Moved by Councillor Morrison,
Seconded by Councillor Whitehead;

That the Regional Solicitor report back to a future meeting of Regional Council with legal advice related to the issues raised by the delegation on water fluoridation.

Carried 2014-551

See also Resolutions 2015-549, 2014-550 and 2014-552

Councillor Sprovieri requested that the motion listed as Item 13.1 on the June 26, 2014 Regional Council agenda be dealt with immediately following the Delegation Item 5.1.

Regional Chair Kolb stated that he had received a motion to defer the motion listed on the agenda as Item 13.1 to a future meeting of Regional Council at which time the Regional Solicitor would provide related legal advice.

The following motion was placed:

Councillor Sprovieri requested a recorded vote.

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the motion from Councillor Sprovieri regarding artificial water fluoridation listed as Item 13.1 on the June 26, 2014 Regional Council agenda, be deferred to a future Regional Council meeting at which time the Regional Solicitor will provide his related legal advice.

In favour: G. Carlson, B. Crombie, P. Foley, C. Fonseca, N. Iannicca, K. Mahoney, S. McFadden, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Morrison, P. Mullin, P. Palleschi, R. Paterak, P. Saito, R. Starr, A. Thompson, J. Tovey, R. Whitehead
Total: 18
   
Opposed: J. Sanderson, J. Sprovieri
Total: 2
   
Absent: F. Dale, S. Fennell, S. Hames, H. McCallion
Total: 4

Carried 2014-552

See also Resolutions 2015-549 to 2014-551 inclusive

The Regional Solicitor stated that he would report to the September 11, 2014 Regional Council meeting with legal advice related to the information presented by the delegate.

Item 13.1. was dealt with.

13. NOTICES OF MOTION

13.1. Proposed Motion from Councillor Sprovieri Regarding Artificial Water Fluoridation in Peel Region

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

Whereas, the Region of Peel currently has a water fluoridation program which includes adding hydrofluorosilicic acid to the water supply;

Whereas, many residents in the Region of Peel may be unaware of the water fluoridation program; or the details of the program;

Whereas, on May 26, 2009 the Minister of Health and Long Term Care, David C. Williams issued a memo to the Medical Officer of Health encouraging them to support Artificial Water Fluoridation "…in Consultation with local residents…"

And whereas, No consultation was held with the residents of Peel Region in 2011 and 2012 before Regional Council re-affirmed the continuation of Artificial Water Fluoridation in Peel Region;

And whereas, Environment Canada classifies hydrofluorosilicic acid a hazardous substance, Transport Canada classifies hydrofluorosilicic acid as a dangerous good the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifies hydrofluorosilicic acid as a Class One Hazardous Waste and the substance has traces of arsenic, lead mercury and other harmful chemicals which end up in the drinking water supply;

And whereas, hydrofluorosilicic acid, is recognized as being a hazardous chemical by Environment Canada and a Class One Hazardous Waste by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, there has been no known toxicology testing done to determine how persons with various health conditions such as, cancer, kidney disease, autism, diabetes, heart disease, neurological disorders, and the expectant mothers are affected by hydrofluorosilicic acid in their drinking water;

And whereas, Health Canada commissioned a review of Artificial Water Fluoridation in 2010 which concluded that adding hydrofluorosilicic acid to the drinking water is safe and effective in preventing cavities;

And whereas, on January 12, 2013, the Council of the Region of Peel requested Health Canada and the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario by a Council resolution to attend a round table discussion with Peel residents opposed to Artificial Water Fluoridation and interested Members of Council, the request was refused by the federal Health Minister and the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario;

And whereas, Health Canada recommends that toxicology testing be done on hydrofluorosilicic acid to ensure the product is safe for human consumption;

And whereas, the residents of Peel opposed to Artificial Water Fluoridation have asked Health Canada to provide the toxicology tests that proves hydrofluorosilicic acid is safe for human consumption;

And whereas, Health Canada has failed to provide the toxicology tests to the residents opposed to Artificial Water Fluoridation and to Council;

And whereas, Regional Councillor John Sprovieri submitted a question to Health Canada requesting clarification if Peel Region is violating The Food and Drug Act by adding hydrofluorosilicic acid to Peel's drinking water supply; Health Canada has failed to provide a response;

And whereas, there are many reputable organizations, individual scientists and researchers that are opposed to Artificial Water Fluoridation;

And whereas, the Region of Peel may be exposed to legal liability if it continues to artificially fluoridate the drinking water supply in spite of possible adverse health consequences;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Council re-open the issue of Artificial Water Fluoridation for the sole purpose of establishing a working group of Council members and staff who will invite both pro and anti-fluoride experts to provide information to the committee and report to Council with its findings.

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-552

5.2. Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, Providing a High Level Summary of Accomplishments for 2013 and Addressing the 2015 Budget Target

Received 2014-553

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

Brian Denney, Chief Administrative Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), presented the 2013 TRCA highlights which included undertaking a downtown Brampton Flood Remediation Feasibility Study; two dimensional flood modelling for urban flood vulnerable areas; the development of new Peel Climate Risk Data; conducting a Risk and Vulnerability Assessment; restoration projects; plantings; and, the new Bolton Camp. Brian Denney summarized the Region of Peel's portion of the TRCA budget and reviewed future budget pressures and their associated risks in the areas of reforestation and forest management, additional flood mitigation studies and integrated infrastructure protection.

Councillor Whitehead requested that staff report to a future meeting of Regional Council on the amount of provincial funding available for Conservation Authorities to deal with issues related to flooding and infrastructure. Councillor Fonseca requested that the future report include information related to the availability of sustainable federal funding to support green infrastructure and storm water management.

Councillor Fennell arrived at 10:25 a.m.

Regional Council took a stretch break.

5.3. Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, Addressing the 2015 Budget Target

Received 2014-554

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

Deborah Martin-Downs, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC), highlighted the municipally-shared and Region of Peel specific projects undertaken by the CVC in 2013, including Peel climate change watershed management, ecosystem and environmental education projects. She stated that major projects for 2015 include Phase 2 of the Rattray Marsh restoration; Warwick Nursery office space; Erindale ice structure erosion protection; and, Belfountain Conservation Area revitalization. Deborah Martin-Downs confirmed that CVC staff are progressing towards meeting the Region of Peel budget target.

Councillor Mullin acknowledged Councillor Morrison's contributions and support of the CVC Foundation, and thanked her for her dedication, on behalf of the CVC Board of Directors and staff.

Additional Item - Item 5.6. was dealt with.

5.6. J. Dorene Chanler, Resident, City of Mississauga, Request for More TransHelp Drivers and Recognizing the Importance of the TransHelp Service to the Residents of the Region of Peel

Received 2014-555

See also Resolutions 2014-548 and 2014-556

J. Dorene Chanler, Resident, City of Mississauga, stated that TransHelp is considered by many of its clients to be an essential service that allows them to travel safely and on time. She commended the expertly trained and caring staff and expressed concern that private taxi companies would not provide the same level of service. J. Dorene Chanler requested that Regional Council consider hiring additional TransHelp drivers.

Councillor Miles recognized the importance of the feedback from TransHelp users that will assist Regional Council with its decision making on service levels.

Items Related to Public Works - Item 8.2 was dealt with.

8.2. Peel Accessible Transportation Master Plan Final Report

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the Peel Region Accessible Transportation Master Plan (ATMP) Final Report as summarized in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, titled "Peel Accessible Transportation Master Plan Final Report", be received;

And further, that the budget for Capital Project 14-0260, for Accessible Transportation Studies, be increased by $400,000 to cover the identified immediate implementation needs for staffing and other internal expenses in the amount of $200,000 financed from General Government Working Fund Reserve (R1250); and the remaining amount of $200,000 for the external consultant funded from Federal Gas Tax Reserve (R0025).

Carried 2014-556

See also Resolution 2014-555

5.4. Councillor Patti Foley and Councillor Elaine Moore, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee (APSC), Presenting the Final Recommendations of the APSC

Received 2014-557

See also Resolutions 2014-558, 2014-561 and 2014-562

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

Councillor Patti Foley and Councillor Elaine Moore, Chair and Vice Chair of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee (APSC), reviewed the mandate and goal of the APSC and provided an overview of current Regional Health/Human Services programs for seniors. It was stated that the APSC heard from local municipal staff, aging experts and community partners and over a series of meetings, developed three guiding principles, four overarching roles and 25 recommendations that define the Region of Peel's future role in supporting the growing aging population.

In response to a question from Regional Chair Kolb, the Chief Administrative Officer undertook to report back to Regional Council in September, 2014 with information related to the potential impact of the aging population on the tax base.

Councillor Saito requested that the motion contained in the staff report listed as 10.1, be amended to include an additional recommendation regarding working with area municipalities to support healthy lifestyles.

Councillor Sprovieri stressed the importance of seniors taking responsibility for their well-being and suggested that consideration be given to a program that would provide financial assistance to seniors for fitness memberships.

Items Related to Health - Items 10.1 and 10.2 were dealt with.

10.1. Final Report and Recommendations from the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the recommendations attached as Appendix I to the report of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee, titled "Final Report and Recommendations from the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee," be amended to include the following recommendation:

"work collaboratively with local municipalities and other organizations to promote healthy and active lifestyles";

And further, that the recommendations be approved, as amended.

Carried 2014-558

See also Resolutions 2014-557, 2014-561 and 2014-562

10.2. Report of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee Meeting (APSC - 4/2014) held on May 29, 2014

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the report of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee (APSC 4/2014) meeting held on May 29, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-559

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION APSC-4-2014:

That the agenda for the May 29, 2014, Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2014-560

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

4.1. Recommendations from the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee
Presentation by Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; and Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services

Received 2014-561

See also Resolutions 2014-557, 2014-558 and 2014-562

RECOMMENDATION APSC-5-2014:

That the recommendations described in Appendix I and listed in Section 2 of the report of the Commissioner of Health Services, Commissioner of Human Services and the Medical Officer of Health, titled "Recommendations from the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee", be approved, as amended, by the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee (APSC);

And further, that the subject recommendations be presented to Regional Council by the Chair and Vice-Chair of the APSC for final approval;

And further, that the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee be dissolved, given completion of its mandate.

Approved 2014-562

See also Resolutions 2014-557, 2014-558 and 2014-561

Regional Council recessed at 11:50 a.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:40 p.m.

  Members Present: G. Carlson
B. Crombie*
C. Fonseca
N. Iannicca
E. Kolb

K. Mahoney
G. Miles*
E. Moore
P. Palleschi
R. Paterak
P. Saito
J. Sanderson
J. Sprovieri*
R. Starr
A. Thompson¨
J. Tovey
R. Whitehead
       
  Members Absent: F. Dale
S. Fennell
P. Foley

S. Hames
S. McFadden
H. McCallion

M. Morrison
P. Mullin
(other municipal business)

(other municipal business)
(vacation)

(other municipal business)

(other municipal business)

5.5. Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, and Carolyn Clubine, Director, Long Term Care, Presenting the Peel Manor Site Conceptual Plan

Received 2014-563

See also Resolution 2014-564

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

Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, and Carolyn Clubine, Director, Long Term Care (LTC), presented a recommended strategic conceptual plan for the current Peel Manor Site, as requested by Regional Council in 2013. It was noted that in developing a conceptual plan for the Peel Manor site, staff reviewed the best available evidence, examined innovative care models, conducted a local needs assessment and incorporated the findings of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee (APSC). Staff are recommending an option which will ensure Peel Manor not only remains a LTC centre but also becomes a care coordinated Seniors' Service Hub; where many diverse medical services would be available in a community setting and LTC options remain only for those higher need clients who cannot be served in the community. The recommended option for the Peel Manor site would be consistent with the Regional Long Term Financial Plan and is not expected to increase net expenditures nor require additional debt to finance the redevelopment. Upon Regional Council's approval of the conceptual plan, a communications plan would be developed and the surrounding community would be engaged to determine the final detailed design of the new site, before coming back to Regional Council for final approval.

Several Regional Councillors provided their support for the conceptual plan, noting the benefits of being able to serve more people on the existing site after redevelopment, and the community-based nature of the plan instead of the traditional institutional model.

Items Related to Health - Item 10.3 was dealt with.

10.3. Peel Manor Site Conceptual Plan

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the Peel Manor site be redeveloped with the recommended conceptual design and key service elements outlined in Option 3 of the report of the Commissioner of Health Services, titled "Peel Manor Site Conceptual Plan";

And further, that staff be authorized to proceed to the second phase of the work as outlined in the subject report.

Carried 2014-564

See also Resolution 2014-563

Additional Item - Item 5.6.:

5.6. J. Dorene Chanler, Resident, City of Mississauga, Request for More TransHelp Drivers and Recognizing the Importance of the TransHelp Service to the Residents of the Region of Peel

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-555


6. ITEMS RELATED TO MANAGEMENT
Chaired by Councillor R. Whitehead

6.1. Proposed Transfer of Region Owned Lands Located on East and West Sides of Creditview Road at the Creditview Bridge, North of Britannia Road to The Corporation of the City of Mississauga - City of Mississauga, Ward 11

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the fee simple interest in lands described as Part of Lot 7, Concession 3 West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 1 and 2 on Plan VS49608 and Part of Lots 6 and 7, Concession 4 West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 3, 4 and 5 on Plan VS49608, be declared surplus to the needs of The Regional Municipality of Peel.

Carried 2014-565

See also Resolution 2014-566

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel enter into an agreement with The Corporation of the City of Mississauga for the gratuitous transfer of a fee simple interest in lands described as Part of Lot 7, Concession 3 West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 1 and 2 on Plan VS49608 and Part of Lots 6 and 7, Concession 4 West of Hurontario Street, City of Mississauga (formerly Township of Toronto), Regional Municipality of Peel, designated as Parts 3, 4 and 5 on Plan VS49608.

Carried 2014-566

See also Resolution 2014-565

6.2. Term of Council Priority- Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Received 2014-567

See also Resolution 2014-568

6.3. 2014 Ontario Regulation 397/11 Requirement

Received 2014-568

See also Resolution 2014-567

6.4. Procurement Activity Quarterly Report - Q1 2014

Received 2014-569

6.5. Scheduling of Interim Period Approvals Committee Meeting During Summer 2014

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That Interim Period Approvals Committee meetings be scheduled as follows:

• July 17, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.,
• August 14, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.;

And further, that if there are no matters to be dealt with by the Interim Period Approvals Committee, the Regional Chair shall cancel the meeting(s).

Carried 2014-570

6.6. Councillor Business Expense Policy

Deferred to the July 3, 2014 Regional Council meeting 2014-571

Councillor Starr requested that the Councillor Business Expense Policy be amended to adjust allowances by the consumer price index, annually to address the cost of inflation.

Councillor Saito requested further information regarding the budget implications by indexing the expense allowance and requested that the report be deferred to the July 3, 2014 Regional Council meeting.

6.7. Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Paterak;

That the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct Committee Chair, titled "Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct", be approved;

And further, that the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct come into effect at the Inaugural meeting of the Region of Peel Council on December 4, 2014;

And further, that the Region of Peel Procedure By-law 100-2012 be amended to append the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct to the By-law;

And further, that the necessary amending By-law be presented to a future Regional Council meeting for enactment;

And further, that the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct be provided to all newly elected Members of Regional Council in advance of the Inaugural meeting of the 2014-2018 Regional Council and that it be included as part of the Councillor orientation package;

And further, that prior to each Inaugural meeting of Regional Council, the Regional Chair and Regional Councillors formally confirm that they have reviewed the Regional Council Code of Conduct and understand their obligation to adhere to the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer begin discussion with the area municipalities to explore opportunities to use existing Integrity Commissioner resources for the purposes of implementing the Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct;

And further, that staff report back in January 2015 with a Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct implementation plan including options for processes and procedures related to the education, inquiry and investigation of Peel Regional Council Code of Conduct related issues.

Carried 2014-572

See also Resolution 2014-571

6.8. Report of the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee (CAAC 2/2014) meeting held on May 29, 2014

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the report of the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee (CAAC 2/2014) meeting held on May 29, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-573

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION CAAC-3-2014:

That the agenda for the May 29, 2014, Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2014-574

Reports - Item 4.1 was dealt with.

4.1. CAAC Meeting #4: Context of the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee (Oral)
Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division

Received 2014-575

See also Resolution 2014-576

RECOMMENDATION CAAC-4-2014:

Whereas the urban and rural forests require a proactive approach;

And whereas, there is a need to maintain, preserve and expand the forest in both rural and urban areas;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional staff work with the Conservation Authorities and the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon to further implement the Peel Urban Forest Strategy and to develop a partnership approach and identify a matrix of roles and responsibilities and report back to a future Conservation Authority Advisory Committee meeting with proposed plans for the maintenance, preservation and expansion of the rural and urban forest including nurseries and the use of existing public lands owned by the municipalities and Conservation Authorities;

And further, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, the Town of Caledon and the Conservation Authorities for endorsement.

Received 2014-576

See also Resolution 2014-575

3. DELEGATIONS

3.1. Kim Gavine, General Manager, Conservation Ontario, Providing Information on Conservation Ontario's Whitepaper and Role with Flood Management and Mitigation

Received 2014-577

3.2 Leilani Lee-Yates, Senior Development Planner and Brian Denney, CEO, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Regarding Public Lands Transfer to TRCA: A Strategy for Managing Palgrave Estates

Received 2014-578

4. REPORTS

4.1. CAAC Meeting #4: Context of the Conservation Authorities Advisory Committee (Oral)
Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2014-575 and 2014-576

6.9. Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC 2/2014) meeting held on June 5, 2014

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC 2/2014) meeting held on June 5, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-579

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-4-2014:

That the agenda for the June 5, 2014, Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting, be approved.

Approved 2014-580

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

4.1. Greenlands Securement Program Review and Annual Report

Received 2014-581

5. COMMUNICATIONS

5.1 Antoin Diamond, Director of Land Securement, The Bruce Trail Conservancy, Email dated May 26, 2014, Request to Withdraw Songbird Property Application from the Region of Peel's Greenlands Securement Program

Received 2014-582

See also Resolution 2014-583

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-5-2014:

Whereas the Bruce Trail Conservancy had made a funding request for the Songbird Nature Reserve (David Property), Part Lot 13, Concession 6 (EHS) - Town of Caledon, Ward 1;

And whereas, a portion of the funding request was recommended at the Greenlands Securement Committee meeting held January 30, 2014 by way of Recommendation GSSC-3-2014;

And whereas, at the February 27, 2014 Regional Council meeting Recommendation GSSC-3-2014 was deferred (Resolution 2014-165) to the June 5, 2014 Greenlands Securement Subcommittee meeting for further review;

And whereas, the Bruce Trail Conservancy has withdrawn its application;

Therefore be it resolved, that Recommendation GSSC-3-2014 be rescinded and that the funding request application be closed.

Approved 2014-583

See also Resolution 2014-582

6. IN CAMERA

DELEGATIONS

6.1. Eric Baldin, Senior Conservation Lands Planner, Credit Valley Conservation Authority, To Discuss 2014 Proposed Land Acquisitions (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-609

6.2. Michael Fenning, Senior Manager, Property Services, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, To Discuss 2014 Proposed Land Acquisitions (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-610

REPORTS

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

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-611

Additional Item:

RECOMMENDATION GSSC-6-2014:

Whereas The Regional Municipality of Peel (the Region) has entered into Greenlands Securement Agreements with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC), Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust and the Bruce Trail Conservancy;

And whereas, the Region has funding obligations as well as other existing agreements and arrangements in place with TRCA and CVC;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region should limit entering into or renewing Greenlands Securement Agreements with only TRCA and CVC;

And further, that any applications under the Greenlands Securement program should upon expiry of existing Greenlands Securement Agreements with other parties be made only by or through either TRCA or CVC and that all such applications should be made in a manner that accords with local, regional and provincial policies, guidelines and legislation.

Approved 2014-584

6.10. Report of the Growth Management Committee (GMC 4/2014) meeting held on June 5, 2014

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the report of the Growth Management Committee (GMC 4/2014) meeting held on June 5, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-585

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GMC-8-2014:

That the agenda for the June 5, 2014 Growth Management Committee meeting be amended to include a communication from Darren Steedman, Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), regarding Development Charges, to be dealt with under Communications - Item 5.1;

And further, that the agenda for the the June 5, 2014 Growth Management Committee meeting be approved, as amended.

Approved 2014-586

See also Resolution 2014-592

3. DELEGATIONS - Nil

4. REPORTS

4.1. Planning for Growth in Peel (Oral)
Presentation by Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division

Received 2014-587

4.2. A Complete Benefit/Cost Analysis for Transportation - Challenges and Opportunities (Oral)
Presentation by Damian Albanese, Director, Transportation Division

RECOMMENDATION GMC-9-2014:

That the Transportation presentation titled "A Complete Benefit/Cost Analysis for Transportation - Challenges and Opportunities" be referred to the September 5, 2014 Growth workshop.

Approved 2014-588

4.3. Region of Peel Growth Finances Update (Oral)
Presentation by Steve VanOfwegen, Chief Financial Officer

Received 2014-589

4.4. Macroeconomic Evaluation of Water/Wastewater New Investment After 2031 (Oral)
Presentation by Paul Smetanin, President and Chief Executive Officer, Riskanalytica

Received 2014-590

4.5. Review of Growth Infrastructure Financing Strategy - CN Watson (Oral)
Presentation by Gary Scandlan, Associate Director, Watson and Associates Economists, Ltd.

Received 2014-591

5. COMMUNICATIONS

Additional Item - Item 5.1:

5.1 Darren Steedman, Peel Chapter Chair,Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Letter dated June 4, 2014, Regarding Development Charges.

Received 2014-592

See also Resolution 2014-586

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil

7. OTHER BUSINESS

7.1. Motion by Councillor Mullin to Initiate a New Development Charges Background Study

RECOMMENDATION GMC-10-2014:

Whereas, the Region of Peel continues to review the planning and financial challenges related to managing the significant growth that it faces;

And whereas, broader discussion with members of the Growth Management Committee, our area municipal partners, and impacted stakeholders on the costs/benefits of growth including risk sharing, impacts to major infrastructure and financing options to accommodate forecasted growth needs to occur now;

And whereas, at the Growth Management Committee meeting on May 15, 2014, it was suggested that an analysis be completed to determine the full costs/benefits of growth, including costs of transportation, to accommodate forecasted growth;

And whereas, a recommendation to host a workshop in February/March 2015 with stakeholders, including senior-level Provincial staff and Members of Regional Council, to consider sharing financial risks associated with growth and determine possible options for sustainable financing of growth, was adopted by the Growth Management Committee on May 15, 2014;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Chief Administrative Officer be authorized to retain expert services and direct Regional staff to work together with the area municipal partners to gather and analyze the information needed to understand the full costs/benefits of growth, including the costs of both the Regional and area municipal road and transit systems, when planning for forecasted growth;

And further, that Regional staff work with Metrolinx and Ministry of Transportation (MTO) to advance transit and highway investments in Peel;

And further, that the Region initiate a new Development Charges (DCs) background study to ensure that the growth capital program is sustainable;

And further, that a Growth Management workshop be held on Friday, September 5, 2014, with area municipal partners, impacted stakeholders and members of the development industry, to discuss a sustainable path going forward to accommodate forecasted growth.

And further, that this resolution be communicated to the area municipalities, with a request that area municipal staff be authorized and directed to collaboratively facilitate its implementation.

Approved 2014-593

6.11. Report of the Debt Issuance Committee (DEBT 2/2014) meeting held on June 5, 2014

Received 2014-594


7. COMMUNICATIONS

7.1. Gabriella Kalapos, Executive Director, Clean Air Partnership, Letter dated May 30, 2014, Recognizing the Region of Peel for Their Contribution to the GTHA Clean Air Council Declaration on Clean Air and Climate Change

Received 2014-595

7.2. John Pooley, Chief Assessor, Certification in Energy Excellence, 360 Energy Inc., Letter dated May 27, 2014 Advising that the Region of Peel has Received the Gold Level Certification in Energy Excellence

Received 2014-596

Councillor Thompson departed at 1:20 p.m.


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

8.1. Five-Year Transportation Demand Management Plan (2014-2018)

Moved by Councillor Moore,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the Five-Year Transportation Demand Management Plan 2014-2018 as summarized in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, titled "Five-Year Transportation Demand Management Plan (2014-2018)" be approved in principle;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga, and the Town of Caledon to continue to support and collaborate with Peel Region in the implementation of the Transportation Demand Management Plan;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the City of Toronto, Regions of York and Halton and Metrolinx for information.

Carried 2014-597

8.2. Peel Accessible Transportation Master Plan Final Report

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-556

8.3. Professional Engineering Services for Detailed Design, Contract Administration and Construction Supervision Services for the Reconstruction of Regional Road 8 (The Gore Road), From 25m North of Patterson Side Road to Highway 9, Capital Project 12-4085, Document 2014-211P - Town of Caledon, Ward 4

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the contract (Document 2014-211P) for Professional Engineering Services for Detailed Design, Contract Administration and Construction Supervision Services for The Gore Road Improvements, from 25 metres (82 feet) north of Patterson Side Road to Highway 9, Town of Caledon, be awarded to R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited in the estimated amount of $2,031,151.50 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 12-4085, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2014-598

The Commissioner of Public Works undertook to provide Councillor Whitehead with the status of proposed improvements to The Gore Road/Highway 9 area, including right/left turn lane designations and traffic signal installation, subsequent to discussions with the Ministry of Transportation.

8.4. Peel Goods Movement Strategic Plan - Update

Received 2014-599

8.5. Professional Engineering Services for the Rehabilitation of the Bolton Elevated Tank and Standpipes, Capital Projects 14-1961, 03-1925 and 10-1859, Document 2014-122P - Town of Caledon Ward 5

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the contract (Document 2014-122P) for Professional Engineering Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration for the Rehabilitation of the Bolton Elevated Tank and Standpipes be awarded to R.V. Anderson Associates Limited, in the estimated amount of $548,400 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 14-1961, 03-1925 and 10-1859, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2014-600


9. COMMUNICATIONS

9.1. R.F. Powers, President, Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), Email Communication dated May 22, 2014, Regarding the Blue Box Arbitration 2014 Update

Received 2014-601

See also Resolution 2014-602

9.2. Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Project/Issue Update dated May 27, 2014, Regarding the Blue Box Program Net Cost Arbitration 2014 Update

Received 2014-602

See also Resolution 2014-601

10. ITEMS RELATED TO HEALTH
Chaired by Councillor E. Moore

10.1. Final Report and Recommendations from the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-558

10.2. Report of the Aging Population Term of Council Priority Steering Committee Meeting (APSC - 4/2014) held on May 29, 2014

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2014-560 to 2014-562 inclusive

10.3. Peel Manor Site Conceptual Plan

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-564

10.4. Preferred Accommodation in Peel Long Term Care Centres

Received 2014-603

10.5. Update on the University of Waterloo and Peel Public Health School Food and Beverage Policy Research Project

Received 2014-604


11. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 54-2014: A by-law to accept, assume and dedicate lands for public highway purposes.

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 54-2014, 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 2014-605

12. OTHER BUSINESS

12.1. Request from Cecil Young, Author, One Canada Creating the Greatest Country on Earth, to Delegate to the September 11, 2014 Regional Council Meeting to Present a Proposal on Funding Transportation in Ontario

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That Cecil Young, Author, One Canada Creating the Greatest Country on Earth, be requested to meet directly with the Ministry of Transportation regarding his proposal for funding transportation in Ontario.

Carried 2014-606

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, recommended that Cecil Young be advised to request a meeting with a representative of the Ministry of Transportation regarding his proposal for funding transportation in Ontario.

12.2. Request from Kamla Sawh, Resident, City of Mississauga, to Delegate to the July 3, 2014 Regional Council Meeting, Regarding her Water Bill

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-548

Additional Item - Item 12:3:

Councillor Saito requested that the delegations from the Peel Poverty Action Group be heard at the July 3, 2014 Regional Council meeting regarding Municipal Governments and Job Brokers/Temp Agencies.

12.3. Request from Edna Toth, Past Chair and Rosemary Keenan, Member, Peel Poverty Action Group, to Delegate to the July 3, 2014 Regional Council Meeting, Regarding Municipal Governments and Job Brokers/Temp Agencies

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Sanderson;

That the request from Edna Toth, Past Chair and Rosemary Keenan, Member, Peel Poverty Action Group, to delegate to the July 3, 2014 Regional Council meeting, regarding Municipal Governments and Job Brokers/Temp Agencies, be approved.

Carried 2014-607


13. NOTICES OF MOTION

13.1. Proposed Motion from Councillor Sprovieri Regarding Artificial Water Fluoridation in Peel Region

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2014-552


14. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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


14.1. Closed Session Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC-2014-2) meeting held on June 5, 2014

Moved by Councillor Paterak,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the Closed Session Report of the Greenlands Securement Subcommittee (GSSC 2/2014) meeting held on June 5, 2014, be adopted.

Carried 2014-608

DELEGATIONS

6.1. Eric Baldin, Senior Conservation Lands Planner, and Mark Thompson, Senior Manager, Lands Branch, Credit Valley Conservation, To Discuss 2014 Proposed Land Acquisitions (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Received 2014-609

6.2. Michael Fenning, Senior Manager, Property Services, and Jae R. Truesdell, Manager, Acquisitions and Sales, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, To Discuss 2014 Proposed Land Acquisitions (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Received 2014-610


REPORTS

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

Received 2014-611

15. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That By-law 55-2014 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on June 26, 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 2014-612

Councillor Whitehead advised that Robert (Bob) Cannon, former Councillor of the Town of Caledon, recently passed away and he acknowledged Mr. Cannon's service to the Town of Caledon.


16. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 1:25 p.m.



K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

E.Kolb
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Regional Chair