March 26, 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
6-13. Staff Reports and Communications
   
14. Other Business
15. Notices of Motion
16. By-laws
17. In Camera Matters
18. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
19. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
March 26, 2015

Regional Chair Dale called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 10:07 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. PRAYER AND ROLL CALL

Councillor Mahoney recited the prayer.

  Members Present:

G. Carlson
B. Crombie
F. Dale
J. Downey
C. Fonseca
G. Gibson
A. Groves
N. Iannicca
J. Innis
L. Jeffrey
M. Mahoney
S. McFadden

M. Medeiros
G. Miles
E. Moore
M. Palleschi
C. Parrish
K. Ras
P. Saito
B. Shaughnessy
J. Sprovieri
R. Starr¨
A. Thompson
J. Tovey

       
  Members Absent:

Nil


       
  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; P. O'Connor, 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; J. Welosky, Legislative Assistant

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*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Councillor Palleschi re-stated his conflict of interest with respect to Item 14.5, contained within the Minutes of the February 26, 2015 Regional Council meeting, as a family member was recommended for appointment as a Director of Peel Housing Corporation.

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1. February 26, 2015 Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Iannicca;

That the minutes of the February 26, 2015 Regional Council meeting be approved.

Carried 2015-154


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That the agenda for the March 26, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an oral discussion regarding the new waste and recycling collection carts, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item 6.10;

And further, that the agenda for the March 26, 2015 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2015-155

See also Resolution 2015-177

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested by Councillor Carlson to report to a future meeting of Regional Council with an update on the use of the Local Improvement process for the replacement of private noise attenuation walls, including an update on the full cost of the process.


5. DELEGATIONS

5.1. Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, Medical Director, Sunnybrook Centre for Pre-hospital Medicine, Presenting the Annual Medical Director's Update

Received 2015-156

See also Resolutions 2015-157 to 2015-159 inclusive

Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, Medical Director, Sunnybrook Centre for Pre-hospital Medicine and Peel Regional Paramedic Services, presented the Annual Medical Director's Update, highlighting the impact of research and advances in resuscitation on patient outcomes in the Region of Peel. He reviewed cardiac arrest survival rates which have increased 92 per cent from 2007 and the work being done to further improve those rates.

Dr. Cheskes provided an overview of the Field Randomization of NA-1 Therapy in Early Responders (FRONTIER) Study which will determine the efficacy of the NA-1 drug developed by Dr M. Tymianski in Toronto to treat patients with stroke that can be administered by paramedics in the field. He also provided an overview of research into alternate pathways for EMS patient care which focuses on diverting care from hospital emergency rooms to more appropriate health providers.

Dr. Cheskes stated that Peel Regional Paramedic Service is a recognized leader in pre-hospital care and its participation in research has led to improved outcomes and quality of care provided to residents of Peel Region. Cardiac arrest and ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) outcomes in the Region of Peel are among North America's best and future research in stroke care could revolutionize stroke care around the world. He extended his appreciation to Regional Council for supporting participation in ground-breaking achievements and to Peter Dundas, Chief, and Director, Paramedic Services, and staff of Peel Regional Paramedic Services.

Councillor Saito encouraged members of Regional Council to host group, hands-on CPR training to promote its ease and effectiveness. She further suggested that Regional Council consider re-establishing the Emergency and Protective Services Committee.

In response to a question from Councillor McFadden, Peter Dundas, Chief and Director, Paramedic Services, advised that training and equipment costs such as pumps and refrigerators associated with the FRONTIER study were 100 percent covered by the Study organizers and not the Region of Peel.

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the Regional Clerk report to the next meeting of Regional Council meeting with draft Terms of Reference for the Emergency and Protective Services Committee, for the consideration of Regional Council.

Carried 2015-157

See also Resolutions 2015-156, 2015-158 and 2015-159

Councillor Starr departed at 10:34 a.m.

Items Related to Health - Items 8.1 and 8.2 were dealt with.

8.1. Update on Community Paramedicine Initiatives in Peel

Received 2015-158

See also Resolutions 2015-156, 2015-157 and 2015-159

8.2. Paramedic Services Medical Director's Update

Received 2015-159

See also Resolutions 2015-156, 2015-157 and 2015-158

5.2.Michelle DiEmanuele and Edward Sellers, Trillium Health Partners, Presenting the Health Care Needs of our Changing and Diverse Community and Providind an Update on the Hospitals Plans to Address the Growing Demands to Meet the Needs of our Community Over the Next 20 Years

Received 2015-160

See also Resolution 2015-161

Michelle DiEmanuele and Edward Sellers, Trillium Health Partners (THP), presented the THP Master Plan and provided an overview of the growing and changing population that has increased 28 per cent over the last decade. Michelle DiEmanuele stated that THP is the busiest hospital in Ontario and the Emergency department and Urgent Care Centre sees double the volume of patients that they were built for. On any given day, THP's multiple sites have 70-80 patients waiting in surge spaces or hallways for an appropriate bed to become available and the increasing demands affects, among other things, ambulance off-load times.

Michelle DiEmanuele stated that the equivalent of one additional hospital in Mississauga is required over the next 20 years and that a new facility would require 50-60 acres of land at a cost of $60-120 million. THPs has developed a plan to build 955 new beds on their three existing sites and the support of Regional Council was requested for THP's submission to the Province for funding to move forward with the next stage of planning for the capital Master Plan.

Councillor Iannicca placed a motion of support for moving forward with the next stage of planning for THP's capital Master Plan, and he suggested that the Regional Chair and area municipal Mayors request an emergency meeting with the Province of Ontario to discuss the Region's health care system needs.

Councillor Groves highlighted the shortage of family doctors as a factor contributing to increased emergency room visits.

Councillor Saito suggested that hospital management should review and comment on development applications with respect to their impact on hospital capacity.

Councillor Moore highlighted the important role the Region plays in developing more walkable communities which keeps people healthy. More work in creating supportive environments for healthy living would reduce the demand on the health care system like hospitals.

Councillor Jeffrey highlighted the health care needs of all three municipalities in the Region of Peel and noted the need to work with all of the health care partners, including the Local Health Integration Networks and the Province of Ontario, to advocate for a fair share of funding.

Councillor Jeffrey requested that staff develop a joint strategy for all Peel-area hospitals for advocating for a fair share of funding, including speaking notes for use by members of Regional Council.

Regional Chair Dale noted that the Province of Ontario is reviewing development charges and he requested that staff investigate the feasibility of including a hospital levy in development charges.

Regional Chair Dale requested a recorded vote.

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

Whereas Trillium Health Partners has more emergency and urgent care visits than any hospital in Ontario;

And whereas, the hospital conducts more surgeries than any hospital in Ontario;

And whereas, the hospital cares for a growing number of patients in surge spaces and hallways, waiting for an appropriate bed to become available;

And whereas, the hospital serves a community that has been growing, with a seniors' population that is expected to triple over the next 20 years;

And whereas, the hospital is already short 149 beds today, with a forecasted need of 1400 more beds in 20 years;

And whereas, Trillium Health Partners has submitted a long-term capital Master Plan to the Ontario government to build 955 new beds across the hospital's three sites;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel urges the Province of Ontario to invest $5 million to move forward with the next stage of planning for Trillium Health Partners' capital Master Plan, which would include a detailed description of programs and services, and confirmation of the estimated bed and space requirements for the hospital over the next 20 years;

And further, that staff work with the hospital and report back to Regional Council on the progress of the Master Plan;

And further, that copies of this resolution be sent to all Peel-area MPP's.

  In Favour: G. Carlson, B. Crombie, J. Downey, C. Fonseca, G. Gibson, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, J. Innis, L. Jeffrey, M. Mahoney, S. McFadden, M. Medeiros, G. Miles, E. Moore, M. Palleschi, C. Parrish, K. Ras, P. Saito, B. Shaughnessy, J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson, J. Tovey
  Total: 22
     
  Opposed: NIl
  Total: 0
     
  Absent: R. Starr
  Total: 1

Carried Unanimously 2015-161

See also Resolution 2015-160

5.3.Natalie Rouskov, Project Manager, Ministry of Transportation and Neil Ahmed, Senior Project Manager/Partner, Transportation Planning, MMM Group Limited, Providing an Update on the GTA West Transportation Corridor Route Planning and Environmental Assessment Study, Stage 2

Received 2015-162

See also Resolutions 2015-163 to 2015-165 inclusive

Items 6.1 and 7.2 were dealt with.

6.1. GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment Update

Received 2015-163

See also Resolutions 2015-162, 2015-164 and 2015-165

Natalie Rouskov, Project Manager, Ministry of Transportation and Neil Ahmed, Senior Project Manager/Partner, MMM Group Limited, provided an update on the GTA-West Transportation Corridor Planning and Environmental Assessment Study - Stage 2, which focuses on Stage 1's recommendation for a new transportation corridor from Highway 400 to the Highway 401/407 ETR interchange area that includes a 400-series highway, transitway, and potential goods movement priority features. The short list of route alternatives for Peel Region were reviewed and it was noted that the project team may refine route alternatives as more fieldwork is completed and alternatives are further developed within the Focused Analysis Area. The next steps of the project will include refining the screening of the long list and refining the short list of route alternatives; further development, assessment and evaluation of the short list alternatives and the potential interchange locations; and the presentation of the preferred route at a Public Information Centre to be held in fall/winter 2015. The preliminary design of the preferred route is expected to be presented at a Public Information Centre to be held winter/spring 2017.

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to work with Councillor Thompson to host a meeting with staff from the Region of Peel, area municipalities and representatives of the community to discuss issues related to the transportation corridor affecting the Town of Caledon.

Moved by Councillor Jeffrey,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

Whereas, the Region of Peel is supportive of the Province's initiative to provide additional capacity for the movement of people and goods in the western GTA;

And whereas, in particular, a new GTA-West transportation facility will play an important role in serving the Region of Peel's employment areas in the affected areas of the Region;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel recognizes and respects the extended Environmental Assessment and consultation process for this complex project, but encourages the province and the project team to expedite the determination of preferred route alternatives, so that the Region can move forward with its comprehensive planning in those areas impacted by the GTA-West study area.

Carried 2015-164

See also Resolutions 2015-162, 2015-163 and 2015-165

7.2. Allan Thompson, Mayor, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 9, 2015, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Letter to the Minister of Transportation Ontario Requesting the Ministry to Release the GTA West Corridor Shortlisted Alignment Drawings in Geographic Information System (GIS) Shape Format to the Town of Caledon

Received 2015-165

See also Resolutions 2015-162 to 2015-164 inclusive


Regional Council recessed at 12:11 p.m.

Regional Council reconvened at 12:54 p.m.

  Members Present:

B. Crombie¨
F. Dale
J. Downey
C. Fonseca
G. Gibson
A. Groves
¨
J. Innis
L. Jeffrey
¨
M. Mahoney
S. McFadden

G. Miles¨
E. Moore
M. Palleschi
C. Parrish
K. Ras
P. Saito
B. Shaughnessy
J. Sprovieri
A. Thompson
J. Tovey

       
  Members Absent:

G. Carlson
N. Iannicca
M. Medeiros
R. Starr

(other municipal business)

       
  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; P. O'Connor, 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; J. Welosky, Legislative Assistant


6.
ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor A. Groves

6.1. GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment Update

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-163

6.2. Passenger Assistant, Dialysis and Caledon Accessible Transportation Agreements

Moved by Councillor Innis,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That an agreement be entered into with the Red Cross for the provision of delivering the Passenger Assistant Program and the Dialysis Transportation Program in 2015 and 2016 with optional years to 2018, in the estimated annual amount of $1,436,030 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013;

And further, that an agreement be entered into with Caledon Community Services for the provision of delivering the Passenger Assistant Program and TransHelp trips in Caledon in 2015 and 2016 with optional years to 2018, in the estimated annual amount of $554,790 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013;

And further, that the Director of Purchasing be authorized to increase and extend these contracts for similar requirements for these and subsequent periods, where the actual annual requirements exceed the estimates to the limits of the approved budget.

Carried 2015-166

6.3. Road Operations and Maintenance Level of Service, All Wards

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Shaughnessy;

That the Road Operations and Maintenance Level of Service, as contained in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works titled "Road Operations and Maintenance Level of Service, All Wards", for the 2014-2018 Term of Council, be endorsed.

Carried 2015-167

6.4. Professional Engineering Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration Services for Dixie Road, Capital Projects 11-2101, 11-4020, 12-1183, 14-4020, Document Number 2014-244P - City of Brampton, Wards 7 and 9 and Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Downey,
Seconded by Councillor Jeffrey;

That the contract (Document 2014-244P) for Engineering Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration for Dixie Road be awarded to Stantec Consulting Ltd., in the estimated amount of $3,113,886 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 11-2101, 11-4020, 12-1183 and 14-4020, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2015-168

6.5. Curbside Battery Collection

Moved by Councillor Crombie,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That a curbside battery collection program, consisting of two collection events per year, be implemented, beginning in 2016;

And further, that staff evaluate the program after one year and report back to Regional Council.

Carried 2015-169

In response to a question from Councillor Thompson with respect to the disposal of household hazardous waste items, such as energy efficient light bulbs, the Commissioner of Public Works undertook to report to a future meeting of Regional Council with details of the funding of the hazardous waste program.

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested by Councillor Ras to report back to Regional Council on the process for the distribution to residents of specially marked plastic bags for batteries.

6.6. Sanitary Sewer Servicing Local Improvement Project, Proposed Construction of Sanitary Sewer on Parker Drive, from 2158 Parker Drive to 2170 Parker Drive, Capital Project 15-2751 - City of Mississauga, Ward 7

Moved by Councillor Crombie,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That a 250mm (10 inch) diameter sanitary sewer be constructed on Parker Drive from 2158 Parker Drive to 2170 Parker Drive, in the City of Mississauga, Ward 7, as a Local Improvement under Ontario Regulation (O.Reg.) 586/06;

And further, that the proposed local improvement project at a total estimated project cost of $175,000 (excluding applicable taxes) be funded from Capital Project 15-2751 and included under the 2015 Capital Budget;

And further, that the property owners' share of the cost be assessed based on the frontage rate of $1,365 per metre to a maximum of 22 metres per lot as per Council Resolution 2014-417 and a mandatory connection fee of $4,800 per lot for the total amount of $174,150 (excluding applicable taxes);

And further, that these actions will not affect the debt capacity of the Region of Peel, as this type of financing is considered "self liquidating" by the Province of Ontario;

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented for enactment authorizing the undertaking of the work under Local Improvement Charges - Priority Lien Status Regulation O.Reg. 586/06, filed under the Municipal Act, 2001;

And further, that all benefiting property owners be charged annually for 15 years, including an interest rate which shall be determined at the time the by-law is enacted;

And further, that those property owners be given the opportunity to commute the special charge by advance payment at any time during the 15 year period;

And further, that the Regional Clerk forward a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, titled "Sanitary Sewer Servicing Local Improvement Project, Proposed Construction of Sanitary Sewer on Parker Drive, from 2158 Parker Drive to 2170 Parker Drive, Capital Project 15-2751 - City of Mississauga, Ward 7" to the City of Mississauga.

Carried 2015-170

See also Resolution 2015-191

6.7. Support of Credit Valley, Toronto and Region and Central Lake Ontario (CTC) Source Water Protection Policies and City of Toronto Council Endorsement Requesting that the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) Take on a Greater Responsibility for the Protection of Lake Ontario Drinking Water

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the City of Toronto Council's request that the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) acknowledge its responsibility as the "Implementing Body" for the purpose of Lake Ontario CTC Source Water Protection Plan Polices, be supported;

And further, that the MOECC continue to work with the Credit Valley, Toronto and Region and Central Lake Ontario (CTC) Source Water Protection Committee and Municipal Water Representatives in developing a real time hydraulic model supported by the MOECC as an early method of response notification to protect the drinking water intakes and their treatment plants on Lake Ontario;

And further, that a copy of the report of the Commissioner of Public Works titled "Support of Credit Valley, Toronto and Region and Central Lake Ontario (CTC) Source Water Protection Policies and City of Toronto Council Endorsement Requesting that the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) Take on a Greater Responsibility for the Protection of Lake Ontario Drinking Water" be sent to the Assistant Deputy Minister of the MOECC as support for more comprehensive policies and monitoring of Lake Ontario for CTC Source Water Protection.

Carried 2015-171

In response to a question from Councillor Thompson regarding the liability of Councillors with respect to drinking water systems, the Regional Clerk advised that a half day workshop has been scheduled for May 21, 2015, for Members of Regional Council on the Safe Drinking Water Act, and that the issue of liability would be discussed at the workshop.

6.8. Water Treatment and Quality, 2014 Annual Summary Report and Regulatory Program Update

Received 2015-172

6.9.Professional Engineering Services for the Silverthorn Reservoir and Pumping Station Expansion, Capital Project 15-1940, Document Number 2014-477P - City of Mississauga, Ward 3

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That the contract (Document 2014-477P) for professional engineering services for the project management, detailed design and contract administration services for the Silverthorn Reservoir and Pumping Station Expansion be awarded to CIMA Canada Inc., in the estimated amount of $2,494,872 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 15-1940, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2015-173

Additional Item - Item 6.10:

6.10.Update on Garbage Recycling Carts (Oral)

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-177


7. COMMUNICATIONS

7.1. Carey deGorter, Director of Administration/Town Clerk, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 2, 2015, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Resolution Regarding a Pinkney Pit Alternative Haul Route

Referred to Public Works 2015-174

7.2. Allan Thompson, Mayor, Town of Caledon, Letter dated February 9, 2015, Providing a Copy of the Town of Caledon Letter to the Minister of Transportation Ontario Requesting the Ministry to Release the GTA West Corridor Shortlisted Alignment Drawings in Geographic Information System (GIS) Shape Format to the Town of Caledon

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-165

7.3. Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Letter dated February 19, 2015, Responding to Letters from the Minister of Transport and the former Regional Chair Kolb Regarding the Region of Peel Resolution to Advocate Improvements to Southern Ontario Border Crossings

Received 2015-175

7.4. Mike Cowbrough, Chief Weed Inspector, Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Letter dated February 24, 2015, Regarding the Weed Control Act R.S.O. 1990 and Appointment of Weed Inspectors

Received 2015-176

Additional Item - Item 6.10 was dealt with.

6.10.Update on Garbage Recycling Carts (Oral)

Received 2015-177

See also Resolution 2015-155 and Item 15.1

Councillor Saito expressed concern that residents who do not have storage capacity for the large size waste carts will receive a lower level of service than residents who are able to store the large carts, noting that residents with the smaller carts would need to purchase garbage bag tags for any additional waste while residents with large carts can put more waste out to the curb without having to purchase tags. She requested that a 30 day "grace period" for residents to change their cart size, at no cost, be considered by Regional Council and that staff determine how to assist residents who must choose a small cart size due to a lack of storage space.

Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, confirmed that staff would be available to meet with residents who are experiencing difficulty, after implementation of the cart-based collection.

In response to a question from Councillor Fonseca, Norman Lee advised that staff would report to Regional Council after the cart selection deadline with a recommended fee for cart replacement.

Councillor Miles departed at 1:14 p.m.
Councillor Crombie departed at 1:42 p.m.
Councillor Jeffrey departed at 1:50 p.m.
Councillor Groves departed at 1:54 p.m.


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

8.1. Update on Community Paramedicine Initiatives in Peel

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-158

8.2. Paramedic Services Medical Director's Update

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-159

8.3. Update on Creating Supportive Environments for Healthy Living in Peel

Received 2015-178

Councillor Moore noted that March is Nutrition Month and she highlighted some of the initiatives in place to support a healthy workplace for employees at the Region of Peel and area municipalities, with the goal of making the healthy choice the easy choice.

Councillor Saito requested that stretch breaks be incorporated at meetings of Regional Council.

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That stretch breaks be incorporated into Regional Council meetings.

Carried 2015-179


9. COMMUNICATIONS

9.1. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Letter dated February 25, 2015, Addressing a One-Time Funding Allocation to Peel Public Health

Received 2015-180


10. ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Regional Chair Dale


11. COMMUNICATIONS

11.1. Barbara Hall, Commissioner of Ontario Human Rights Commission, Letter dated February 26, 2015, Regarding Applying a Human Rights Lens in Zoning, Licensing and Municipal Decision-Making

Received 2015-181


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

12.1. Looking Ahead: Community Engagement Strategy for the Strategic Plan

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That the Community Engagement Strategy attached as Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services, titled "Looking Ahead: Community Engagement Strategy for the Strategic Plan", be endorsed.

Carried 2015-182

12.2. Proclamations

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the issuance of Proclamations by the Region of Peel be discontinued;

And further, that Resolution 97-426 be rescinded.

Carried 2015-183

12.3. Transfer of Region of Peel Federal Gas Tax Allocation - 2015-2018

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the future federal gas tax allocations scheduled to be received by the Region of Peel for the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 fiscal years be substantially allocated to the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon based on the allocation method identified in the report of the Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, titled "Transfer of Region of Peel Federal Gas Tax Allocation - 2015 - 2018";

And further, that the necessary by-law be presented for enactment;

And further, that the indemnity agreements that form Schedule A to the by-law be executed by the duly authorized signing officers of the Regional Corporation to enable the transfer of the funds to the lower-tier municipalities.

Carried 2015-184

See also Resolution 2015-191

12.4. 2014 Statement of Remuneration and Expenses

Received 2015-185

12.5. Ontario's Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Innis;

That the comments on the Ontario Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015 outlined in Appendix I to the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services titled, "Ontario Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015" be endorsed;

And further, that the Province be requested to include a framework of provincial policy and program supports for municipalities as a separate key focus area of the Provincial Climate Change Strategy;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be circulated to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton, the Town of Caledon, Credit Valley Conservation and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, for information.

Carried 2015-186


13. COMMUNICATIONS

13.1. Stephen M.A. Huycke, Town Clerk, Town of Aurora, Letter dated February 24, 2015, Providing a Copy of the Town of Aurora Resolution titled "Bill 52, the Protection of Public Participation Act"

Received 2015-187

See also Resolution 2015-188

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Shaughnessy;

That the Town of Aurora Resolution of February 10, 2015 regarding Bill 52, the Protection of Public Participation Act, set out as follows, be endorsed:

"Whereas the Provincial Government has recently introduced "Bill 52, Protection of Public Participation Act, 2014";

And whereas, Bill 52 seeks to amend the Courts of Justice Act, the Libel and Slander Act and the Statutory Powers Procedure Act in order to protect expression on matters of public interest;

And whereas, Bill 52 is commonly referred to as Anti-SLAPP legislation and is intended to enact many of the recommendations put forward by the Anti-SLAPP Advisory Panel of 2010;

And whereas, SLAPP litigation, an acronym for Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation, is a tactic which is often viewed as a means to silence, intimidate and deter people from participating in discussions on matters of public interest;

And whereas, the Province has stated that the ability to freely participate in public discussion about matters of public interest, without fear of retribution, is fundamental to a fair and democratic society;

Now therefore be it resolved, that the Town of Aurora express its support for Bill 52 which should help protect and encourage freedom of expression on matters of the public interest and discourage the use of the courts in ways that unduly limit that freedom;

And further, that the Mayor be requested to write a letter and forward this resolution to the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, Chris Ballard, MPP for Newmarket-Aurora, and to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO);

And further, that the Clerk be requested to circulate this resolution to all municipalities in Ontario to request endorsement of this resolution be sent directly to the Government of Ontario".

And further, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario; the Association of Municipalities of Ontario; and all Peel Region M.P.P.s; the City of Mississauga; the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon.

Carried 2015-188

See also Resolution 2015-187

13.2. Leo F. Longo, Aird and Berlis, Counsel of Orlando Corporation, Letter dated February 24, 2015, Regarding Withdrawal of the Complaint under Section 20 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, 7785 Tranmere Drive, City of Mississauga, Building Permit No. BP 3NEW 14 2064

Received 2015-189

13.3. Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Policy Update, Email dated March 5, 2015, Regarding Changes to Land Use Planning and Development Charges Legislation

Received 2015-190


14. OTHER BUSINESS
- Nil


15. NOTICES OF MOTION

Additional Item - Item 15.1:

15.1. Notice of Motion from Councillor Saito Regarding Garbage Recycling Carts

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

Whereas, certain Councillors have received feedback from residents regarding the 2016 Cart-Based Collection Program with concerns over the exchange fees for carts should they receive a size that is not useable;

And whereas, the default sizes are based on square footage of a home and not on the number of residents living there;

And whereas, residents with a larger home and small family who receive the largest (default) cart may have concern over the size and space for storage;

Therefore be it resolved, that a 30 day grace period from the time of delivery of the new waste collection carts be provided to residents to enable them to change their cart size at no charge;

And further, that residents not be required to take their cart to a Community Recycling Centre for exchange;

And further, that staff report to a future meeting of Regional Council with a procedure to administer such a grace period and the exchange of carts, for the consideration of Regional Council.

To be considered at the April 9, 2015 Regional Council meeting

See also Resolutions 2015-155 and 2015-177


16. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 19-2015: A by-law to authorize the construction of a sanitary sewer on Parker Drive, in the City of Mississauga, Ward 7, and undertake such work as a local improvement.

By-law 20-2015: A by-law to allocate federal gas tax revenue funds to the City of Brampton, the City of Mississauga and the Town of Caledon for the year 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Moved by Councillor Mahoney,
Seconded by Councillor Downey;

That the by-laws listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-laws 19-2015 and 20-2015, 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 2015-191

See also Resolutions 2015-170 and 2015-184


17. IN CAMERA MATTERS - Nil


18. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Sprovieri,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

That By-law 21-2015 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on March 26, 2015, 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 2015-192


19. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 2:13 p.m.



K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

F. Dale
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Regional Chair