January 15, 2015 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. Peel Corporate Overview
7-9. Staff Reports and Communications
     
10. By-laws
11. Other Business
12. Notices of Motion
13. In Camera Matters
14. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
15. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
January 15, 2015

Regional Chair Dale called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:32 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Crombie recited the prayer.

  Members Present: G. Carlson
B. Crombie
F. Dale
J. Downey
C. Fonseca
G. Gibson
A. Groves
N. Iannicca
J. Innis
M. Mahoney
M. Medeiros
G. Miles
E. Moore
M. Palleschi
C. Parrish
K. Ras
B. Shaughnessy
J. Sprovieri
A. Thompson
J. Tovey

       
  Members Absent:

L. Jeffrey
S. McFadden
P. Saito
R. Starr

(other municipal business)
(illness)
(Vacation)
(illness)

       
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; G. Sabat, Commissioner of Service Innovation, Information and Technology; L. Graham-Watson, Commissioner of Corporate Services; S. VanOfwegen, Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer; M. Rae, Acting Regional Solicitor and Director of Legal Services; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; J. Menard, Commissioner of Human Services;J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; Dr. E. deVilla, Acting Medical Officer of Health; K. Lockyer, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk's; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist; S. Singh, Legislative Technical Coordinator; H. Gill, 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. December 11, 2014 Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the minutes of the December 11, 2014 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2015-1


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the agenda for the January 15, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an additional presentation from Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works, providing an overview of the Public Works department, to be dealt with under Item 9a;

And further, that the agenda for the January 15, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an additional presentation from Gilbert Sabat, Commissioner of Service Innovation, Information and Technology, providing an overview of Enterprise Programs and Services, to be dealt with under Item 9.4;

And further, that the agenda for the January 15, 2015 Regional Council meeting, be approved, as amended.

Carried 2015-2

See also Resolutions 2015-6 and 2015-7


5. DELEGATIONS - Nil


6.
PEEL CORPORATE OVERVIEW (Oral)
Presentation by David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer

Received 2015-3

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

David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, provided an overview of the following key strategic issues for the Region of Peel: the changing nature of employment; housing; impacts of an aging population; traffic congestion; managing growth and building healthy communities; climate change; financial sustainability; and, innovation and the evolving role of government.

The Chief Administrative Officer highlighted the Region of Peel's principles for moving forward including partnership and collaboration; innovation and research; evidence-informed decision making; continuous quality improvement; fiscal responsibility; and, performance measurement and reporting.

Items 7.1 and 8.1 were dealt with.

7.1. Health Services Overview (Oral)
    Presentation by Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services

Received 2015-4

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

Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services, provided an overview of three main programs and services delivered by the Department - Seniors' Services (5 long term care homes and community support services), Paramedic Services and Public Health. She outlined how the services fit into the larger health system and the trends impacting the health system including population growth and diversity; chronic health diseases; and an aging population.

The Commissioner of Health Services provided an overview of the work of the Aging Population Steering Committee of Council to assess the impacts of the aging population on Health and Human Services, and provide recommendations to guide decision making for the Region's role in the future.

Janette Smith provided an overview of the role the Region of Peel plays as the land ambulance operator and she highlighted sustainability from increasing call volumes demands; implementation of the reporting station model and 10 year facilities plan; improving offload delays at the hospitals; and improving patient outcomes.

Janette Smith reviewed the role of Public Health and its goals of improving and maintaining the health of the population using proactive prevention methods; reducing disparities in health status; and, responding to health emergencies and outbreaks.

Janette Smith summarized Health Services priorities as follows: implementing the directions of the former aging population steering committee of Council; completing the Paramedic Facilities Plan; addressing projected increased Paramedic call volume; building supportive environments for healthy living; supporting residents to live tobacco-free; and, nurturing the next generation.

Councillor Groves commented that the province provides insufficient funding for health issues such as diabetes, and noted the need for a Government Relations committee to continue to advocate for more funding for prevention. In response to a question about other advocacy issues that would support preventing diseases, the Commissioner of Health Services spoke to the importance of increasing public transit and active transportation options because it facilitates more walking and biking.

Councillor Sprovieri inquired if there are opportunities for the Region of Peel to provide recreational facilities for seniors as there is high demand in Brampton. The Commissioner of Health Services responded that Parks and Recreation is an area municipal responsibility, but staff will meet with City staff to explore opportunities to increase access and options for physical activity for seniors, example, the design of a walking path for seniors as part of the Peel Manor site redevelopment project.

8.1. Human Services Overview (Oral)
    Presentation by Janet Menard, Commissioner of Health Services

Received 2015-5

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

Janet Menard, Commissioner of Human Services, advised that the Human Services department's key program areas include Early Learning and Child Care; Housing and Homelessness prevention; Social Assistance and Employment; and, Community Investment. She highlighted accomplishments related to the 2011-2014 Term of Council Priorities of increasing the supply of appropriate housing options; reviewing the core services delivered by Human Services and building community capacity.

The Commissioner of Human Services reviewed the draft Human Services Plan and the approaches for its implementation in the areas of supply, access, integration and capacity building.

Additional Items - Items 9a and 9.4 were dealt with.

9a. Public Works Overview (Oral)
    Presentation by Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works

Received 2015-6

See also Resolution 2015-2

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

Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works outlined current issues and key trends that affect residents and businesses in the area of transportation including population growth, commute time and congestion costs. He also highlighted current work being undertaken in the areas of active transportation; Goods Movement, increasing the capacity of accessible transportation, waste management, water and wastewater, and other utility areas of focus.

9.4. Enterprise Programs and Services Overview (Oral)
    Presentation by Gilbert Sabat, Commissioner of Service Innovation, Information and Technology

Received 2015-7

See also Resolution 2015-2

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

Gilbert Sabat, Commissioner of Service Innovation, Information and Technology (SIIT), provided an overview of the Corporate Services, Finance and SIIT departments, which report through the Enterprise Programs and Services section of Regional Council. These departments plan and implement services that enable the Regional corporation to meet its strategic and operational objectives. He stated that the evolution of technology and sustainability are the trends impacting the departments and he outlined achievements in the areas of quality of service to residents; asset management; and assurance and risk.

Gilbert Sabat provided a summary of priorities which include implementing resident centric self-service capabilities; achieving efficiencies through standardizing our technology; enabling an engaged workforce; implementing risk based asset management; financing strategies to achieve sustainability; sustainable growth; and, mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

The Commissioner of Service Innovation, Information and Technology was requested by Councillor Sprovieri to provide him with statistics related to call volumes and the percentage of unanswered calls at the Region of Peel Call Centre.

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

7.1. Health Services Overview (Oral)
Presentation by Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-4

7.2. Disclosure and Public Health Reporting of Infection Control Lapses in the Community

Received 2015-8

7.3. Preparedness Measures for Ebola Virus Disease

Received 2015-9

7.4. Update on Regulatory Amendments to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and Proposed Ontario Bill 45, Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014

Received 2015-10

7.5. Community Support Service Funding Approval from Central West Local Health Integration Network

Received 2015-11


8.
ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES

8.1. Human Services Overview (Oral)
Presentation by Janet Menard, Commissioner of Health Services

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-5


9. ITEMS RELATED TO ENTERPRISE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor C. Fonseca

9.1. Delegation of Powers and Duties

Moved by Councillor Medeiros,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the policy respecting "Delegation of Powers and Duties" required by Section 270 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, as set out in Appendix I to the report of the Chief Administrative Officer titled "Delegation of Powers and Duties", be approved;

And further, that a by-law to delegate certain powers and duties to officers and employees in accordance with the adopted policy be presented for enactment.

Carried 2015-12

See also Resolution 2015-15

The Chief Administrative Officer undertook to provide Regional Council with a briefing on the collective bargaining mandate approved during the last term of Regional Council, along with the cost of external legal counsel with respect to collective bargaining.

9.2. Appointment of Citizen Members to the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the citizen appointees to the Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) for a term beginning January 2015 and ending November 30, 2018, or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council, be as follows:

And further, that notwithstanding having reached the maximum limit of two consecutive terms, as laid out in the AAC's Terms of Reference, the reappointment of Naz Husain, be approved.

Carried 2015-13

9.3. Update on Proposed or Continued Committees of Regional Council

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Downey;

That the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (IRAC) continue for the Regional Council 2014-2018 term of office and change its name to the Government Relations Committee (GRC);

And further, that the Terms of Reference for the GRC, as detailed in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services, titled "Update on Proposed or Continued Committees of Regional Council", be approved;

And further, that Regional Chair Dale (ex-officio), the three area municipal Mayors and Councillors Gibson, Innis, Medeiros, Miles, Ras and Tovey be appointed to the Government Relations Committee for a term ending November 30, 2018, or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council;

And further, that the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC) be suspended.

Carried 2015-14

Additional Items - Items 9.4 and 9a.

9.4. Enterprise Programs and Services Overview (Oral)
    Presentation by Gilbert Sabat, Commissioner of Service Innovation, Information and Technology

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-7

9a. Public Works Overview (Oral)
    Presentation by Dan Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-6


10. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 1-2015: A by-law to delegate certain powers and duties to officers and employees and to repeal By-law 4-74.

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 1-2015, 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 2015-15

See also Resolution 2015-12


11. OTHER BUSINESS

11.1. Resolution Regarding the Absence of Councillor Sue McFadden

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

Whereas the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, stipulates that the seat of a member of Council becomes vacant if the member is absent from the meetings of Council for three successive months without being authorized by resolution of the Council entered in its minutes;

And whereas, Regional Councillor Sue McFadden, for health reasons, will be required to be absent from meetings of Regional Council, effective January 6, 2015 for a period of approximately 12 weeks;

And whereas, it is the wish of this Council that the office of Regional Councillor Sue McFadden not be jeopardized due to her health-related absence;

Therefore be it resolved, that Regional Councillor Sue McFadden be authorized to be absent from meetings of Regional Council for more than three successive months.

Carried 2015-16


12. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil


13. IN CAMERA MATTERS

At 12:00 p.m., in accordance with section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, the following motion was placed:

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

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

Carried 2015-17

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That Council proceed out of "In Camera".

Carried 2015-18

Council moved out of closed session at 12:49 p.m.

13.1. Payment of Compensation Pursuant to the Expropriations Act, R.S.O. 1990, C.E.26 Regional Road 50 (Highway 50) Sanitary Trunk Sewer from Old Castlemore Road to Coleraine Drive - City of Brampton, Ward 10 (A proposed or pending acquisition or disposition of land by the municipality or local board)

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That The Regional Municipality of Peel approve an Agreement As To Possession and Final Compensation with Charanjit Dhah, as Owner, and Apra Trading Inc., as tenant, for the full and final settlement and release of all claims arising from the expropriation of the fee simple interest in land and buildings described as Part of Lot 13, Concession 12 Northern Division, City of Brampton (formerly Township of Toronto Gore), Regional Municipality of Peel, being more particularly identified as Part 1 on Reference Plan 43R-3951 and known municipally as 10461 Coleraine Drive, Brampton, Ontario;

And further, that the funds be financed from Capital Project 08-2235.

Carried 2015-19

13.2. Solicitor Client Privileged Advice (Advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose)

Received 2015-20

See also Resolution 2015-21

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That a Water Fluoridation Committee be established;

And further, that the Water Fluoridation Committee prepare Terms of Reference for the approval of Regional Council;

And further, that the Water Fluoridation Committee host a workshop for all members of Regional Council to review expert evidence both in favour and opposed to water fluoridation;

And further, that the Regional Solicitor seek the advice of the Province of Ontario with respect to the risk to the defence of the current legal action against the Region and the Provincial Government created by establishment of a Committee of Council to review the issue of fluoridation of the Region's drinking water;

And further, that Regional Chair Dale (ex-officio) and Councillors Downey, Palleschi, Parrish, Ras and Sprovieri be appointed to the Water Fluoridation Committee.

Councillor Sprovieri requested a recorded vote.

  In favour: .J. Downey, G. Gibson, A. Groves, J. Innis, M. Mahoney, M. Medeiros, E. Moore, M. Palleschi, C. Parish, K. Ras, B. Shaughnessy, J. Sprovieri,
  Total:

12

     
  Opposed: G. Carlson, B. Crombie, C. Fonseca, N. Iannicca, G. Miles, A. Thompson, J. Tovey
  Total: 7
     
  Absent: L. Jeffrey, S. McFadden, P. Saito, R. Starr
  Total: 4

Carried 2015-21

See also Resolution 2015-20


14. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That by-law 2-2015 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at this meeting held on January 15, 2015, and to authorize the execution of documents in accordance with the Region of Peel by-laws relating thereto, be give 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 2015-22


15. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:55 p.m.


K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

F. Dale
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Regional Chair