April 16, 2015 Regional Council Minutes
Page Content:
1. Roll Call
2. Declarations of Conflicts of Interest
3. Approval of Minutes
4. Approval of Agenda
5. Delegations
6-12. Staff Reports and Communications
   
13. Other Business
14. Notices of Motion
15. By-laws
16. In Camera Matters
17. By-law to Confirm the Proceedings of Council
18. Adjournment

THE COUNCIL OF
THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL
April 16, 2015

Regional Chair Dale called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:33 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.


1. ROLL CALL

  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
B. Shaughnessy
J. Sprovieri
R. Starr
A. Thompson
J. Tovey

       
  Members Absent:

P. Saito

(personal matter)

       
  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; D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Public Works; J. Menard, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; P. O'Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director of Legal Services; Dr. E. deVilla, Acting Medical Officer of Health; K. Lockyer, Regional Clerk and Director of Clerk's; C. Law, 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


Councillor Jeffrey placed the following motion:

Moved by Councillor Jeffrey,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

Whereas Regional Council meetings have included the reciting of a prayer as the first item on the agenda;

And whereas, the ideal of a free and democratic society requires the Region of Peel to encourage everyone to participate freely in the public life and meetings regardless of their beliefs;

And whereas, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on April 15, 2015 in Mouvement laique quebecois v. Saguenay (City) 2015, that the members of that municipal council, its officers and employees in the town of Saguenay, Quebec, cease reciting a prayer in the municipal council chambers;

And whereas, the Supreme Court of Canada's decision significantly increases the risk that the Region of Peel's prayer recitation would similarly be found to be legally impermissible, if challenged;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel cease reciting a prayer at Regional Council meetings, and, at the discretion of the Regional Chair, a moment of silence be observed.

Councillor Medeiros arrived at 9:35 a.m.
Councillor Miles arrived at 9:35 a.m.

Councillor Crombie informed Regional Council that in light of the Supreme Court of Canada decision, the City of Mississauga will also be removing their opening prayer for Council meetings.

Several Councillors expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court of Canada decision.

In response to a question from Councillor Crombie, Patrick O'Connor, Regional Solicitor stated that while the Supreme Court of Canada decision does not bind the Region of Peel to take action to remove its prayer, the Region of Peel will be at greater risk of a legal challenge should Council decide to continue with the prayer.

Councillor Thompson requested a recorded vote:

  In Favour: G. Carlson, B. Crombie, C. Fonseca, G. Gibson, N. Iannicca, L. Jeffrey, M. Mahoney, S. McFadden, M. Medeiros, G. Miles, E. Moore, C. Parrish, K. Ras, J. Tovey
  Total: 14
     
  Opposed: J. Downey, A. Groves, J. Innis, M. Palleschi, B. Shaughnessy, J. Sprovieri, R. Starr, A. Thompson
  Total: 8
     
  Absent: P. Saito
  Total: 1

Carried 2015-229

A minute of silence was held in honour of the late, former Councillor Richard Whitehead.


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
- Nil


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1. April 9, 2015 Regional Council Meeting

Moved by Councillor Miles,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the minutes of the April 9, 2015 Regional Council meeting, be approved.

Carried 2015-230


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Iannicca,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the agenda for the April 16, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Steven Zakem, Aird & Berlis, Barristers and Solicitors, in respect to a letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, regarding request for Provincial Development Facilitator, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item 12.4;

And further, that the agenda for the April 16, 2015 Regional Council meeting be approved, as amended.

Carried 2015-231

See also Resolutions 2015-233 and 2015-276


5. DELEGATIONS

5.1. Mark Schiller, Executive Director, Water and Wastewater Divisions Regarding Flood Adaptation Work Plan Update

Received 2015-232

See also Resolution 2015-233

Mark Schiller, Executive Director, Water and Wastewater Divisions provided an overview of the Region's Flood Adaptation Work Plan. He reviewed the feasibility of oversizing the existing sanitary sewer as part of the state-of-good-repair program; diversion of contributing upstream sanitary flows away from flood impacted areas to higher capacity areas; and working with the local municipalities on education and outreach to citizens on what can be done to minimize future flooding. He outlined the need to make the voluntary downspout disconnection program mandatory by July 2016, helping residents to be proactive to minimize basement flooding.

Regional Chair Dale inquired about a communication plan to residents regarding the program. Mark Schiller stated that the communication plan to residents is being refined to emphasize the new mandatory program, and the July 2016 deadline.

In response to a question from Councillor Tovey, Mark Schiller stated that overland flow of water is still a large problem. He stated that Regional staff is working with the local municipalities and conservation authorities on flood plans and mitigation.

In response to a question from Councillor Ras, Mark Schiller noted that the basic downspout disconnections are being targeted for the July 2016 deadline, while more complex disconnects may be exempt from the deadline due to the costs and work that will be involved.

Items Related to Public Works - Item 11.6 was dealt with.

11.6. Flood Adaptation Work Plan Update

Moved by Councillor Tovey,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That Phase Two of the Voluntary Downspout Disconnection Program be implemented for all pre-1975 homes including those in Phase One with an increase in total subsidy to $100 per home or unit until July 1, 2016 at which time the program will become mandatory with no financial incentives;

And further, that the final mandatory program be presented to Regional Council for review and approval in February 2016;

And further, that changes to the Sewer Use By-law be developed which will include enforcement, penalties and exemptions for those residents who do not disconnect by the mandatory period, pending Council consideration and approval in fall 2015;

And further, that a Financial Assistance Program be offered to Peel Low Income Seniors and Persons with Disabilities that meet the requirements as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, titled "Flood Adaptation Work Plan Update", up to a maximum assistance of $1,000 per home;

And further, that the Region of Peel work with area municipalities to address the impact of storm water discharge on private property due to disconnecting the downspouts which may affect existing site drainage plans, other municipal by-laws and future staffing resource plans;

And further, that the existing Sanitary Backwater Valve Rebate Program (SBVRP) be continued with the same terms and conditions that were previously approved by Council on May 8, 2014 (Council Resolution 2014-416) until December 31, 2015 at which time the program will be eliminated.

Carried 2015-233

See also Resolution 2015-232

Councillor Miles departed at 10:19 a.m.

Additional Item - Item 5.2:

5.2. Kim Seipt, Treasurer and Spokesperson, Your Voice for Bolton, Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 28 (ROPA 28) Request for Facilitation

Received 2015-234

See also Resolutions 2015-237 to 2015-239 inclusive and 2015-275 to 2015-277 inclusive

Kim Seipt, Treasurer and Spokesperson, Your Voice for Bolton, indicated that members of Your Voice for Bolton support a facilitation process. She stated that Your Voice for Bolton supports mixed use expansion similar to Mayfield West.

At the request of Councillor Innis, Arvin Prasad, Director, Integrated Planning Division, provided clarification that the difference in the planning process of the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga as opposed to the Town of Caledon was the enactment of the Places to Grow legislation in 2006. Arvin Prasad confirmed that the urban boundaries of Mississauga and Brampton were expanded to match the geographical boundaries and that the process is very different in Caledon because its urban boundaries settlement areas have yet to be expanded.

Councillor Iannicca asked if the Canadian Tire site conforms to 50 jobs per hectare. Arvin Prasad responded that the performance requirement for Caledon was 42 jobs per hectare and that the Regional overall requirement is 50 jobs per hectare. He clarified that the density requirement is measured across a Regional basis and not on a specific site by site basis.

Moved by Councillor Parrish,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That the agenda for the April 16, 2015 Regional Council meeting be amended to include an additional communication item from Michael Melling, Davies Howe Partners, LLP, in respect to a letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, regarding request for a Provincial Development Facilitator, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item 12.5.

Carried 2015-235

See also Resolutions 2015-229 and 2015-277

At 11:03 a.m., in accordance with section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, the following motion was placed:

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

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

Carried 2015-236a

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Tovey;

That Council proceed out of "In Camera"

Carried 2015-236b

Council moved out of closed session at 12:25 p.m.

Additional Item - Item 16.3 was dealt with.

16. IN CAMERA MATTERS

16.3. Update on Regional Official Plan Amendment Numbers 28 and 29 (Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board)

Received 2015-237

See also Resolutions 2015-238, 2015-239 and 2015-275 to 2015-277 inclusive

Moved by Councillor Jeffrey,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

Whereas the Region of Peel as one of Canada's largest and most diverse communities, is an important hub of economic activity representing approximately 10 per cent of all business in Ontario;

And whereas, according to the Region of Peel's 2015 Federal Pre-Budget submission the Regional unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 8.2 per cent and its youth unemployment rate even more so at 17.6 per cent in comparison to the Canadian unemployment rate of 6.8 per cent;

And whereas, economic growth, employment creation and increased revenues are vital to the future sustainability of the Region of Peel;

And whereas, according to the Region of Peel's own consultants, Watson & Associates Economist Limited:

And whereas, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in a letter dated April 14, 2015 encourages the parties to consider using the services of the Provincial Development Facilitator;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel participate in discussions facilitated by the Provincial Development Facilitator with the objective of achieving a settlement of appeals of ROPA 28 and ROPA 29, subject to the following conditions:

I. That all parties to the appeals be invited to participate
II. That the Town of Caledon decides to participate
III. That the subject matter of the discussion not include any matters that have yet to be dealt with by Regional Council through the Planning Act processes, including:

a. The location of any boundary expansion in Bolton for residential development
b. The growth allocations provided for by Amendment #2 to the Growth Plan (203IB or 2041 allocations)

IV. That Solmar's request for party status in ROPA 28 be either adjourned or denied
V. That the Region of Peel support the motion by the Mayfield West Phase 2 Landowners' Group for dismissal of Solmar's appeal of ROPA 29

And further, that subject to the conditions set out above, Regional Council encourages all affected landowners and the Town of Caledon to work with the Provincial Development Facilitator to discuss long standing land use issues associated with ROPA 28 and ROPA 29.

Councillor Innis placed the following motion:

Moved by Councillor Innis,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That the motion to encourage affected landowners and elected officials from the Town of Caledon to work with the Provincial Facilitator to discuss long standing land use issues associated with the Regional Official Plan Amendment for the Bolton Residential Expansion Study and ROPA 28, be deferred until the Ontario Municipal Board has decided both:

1. Solmar's request for party status in ROPA 28 hearing; and
2. The motion of the landowners to dismiss Solmar appeal in the ROPA 29 hearing.

Councillor Innis requested a recorded vote:

  In Favour: J. Downey, G. Gibson, A. Groves, J. Innis, B. Shaughnessy, J. Sprovieri, R. Starr, A. Thompson
  Total: 8
     
  Opposed: G. Carlson, B. Crombie, C. Fonseca, N. Iannicca, L. Jeffrey, M. Mahoney, S. McFadden, M. Medeiros, E. Moore, M. Palleschi, C. Parrish, K. Ras, J. Tovey
  Total: 13
     
  Absent: G. Miles, P. Saito
  Total: 2

Lost 2015-238

See also Resolutions 2015-237, 2015-239 and 2015-275 to 2015-277 inclusive

The following motion was voted upon:

Moved by Councillor Jeffrey,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

Whereas the Region of Peel as one of Canada's largest and most diverse communities, is an important hub of economic activity representing approximately 10 per cent of all business in Ontario;

And whereas, according to the Region of Peel's 2015 Federal Pre-Budget submission the Regional unemployment rate remains stubbornly high at 8.2 per cent and its youth unemployment rate even more so at 17.6 per cent in comparison to the Canadian unemployment rate of 6.8 per cent;

And whereas, economic growth, employment creation and increased revenues are vital to the future sustainability of the Region of Peel;

And whereas, according to the Region of Peel's own consultants, Watson & Associates Economist Limited:

And whereas, the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing in a letter dated April 14, 2015 encourages the parties to consider using the services of the Provincial Development Facilitator;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel participate in discussions facilitated by the Provincial Development Facilitator with the objective of achieving a settlement of appeals of ROPA 28 and ROPA 29, subject to the following conditions:

I. That all parties to the appeals be invited to participate
II. That the Town of Caledon decides to participate
III. That the subject matter of the discussion not include any matters that have yet to be dealt with by Regional Council through the Planning Act processes, including:
a. The location of any boundary expansion in Bolton for residential development
b. The growth allocations provided for by Amendment #2 to the Growth Plan (203IB or 2041 allocations)
IV. That Solmar's request for party status in ROPA 28 be either adjourned or denied
V. That the Region of Peel support the motion by the Mayfield West Phase 2 Landowners' Group for dismissal of Solmar's appeal of ROPA 29

And further, that subject to the conditions set out above, Regional Council encourages all affected landowners and the Town of Caledon to work with the Provincial Development Facilitator to discuss long standing land use issues associated with ROPA 28 and ROPA 29.

  In Favour: G. Carlson, B. Crombie, C. Fonseca, G. Gibson, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, L. Jeffrey, M. Mahoney, S. McFadden, M. Medeiros, E. Moore, M. Palleschi, C. Parrish, K. Ras, B. Shaughnessy, J. Sprovieri, R. Starr, A. Thompson, J. Tovey
  Total: 19
     
  Opposed:

J. Downey, J. Innis

  Total: 2
     
  Absent: G. Miles, P. Saito
  Total: 2

Carried 2015-239

See also Resolutions 2015-237, 2015-238 and 2015-275 to 2015-277 inclusive


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

6.1. Update on Oral Health Programming in Peel

Received 2015-240

6.2. Update on Peel Public Health's Living Tobacco-Free Priority

Received 2015-241

6.3. 2015 Vector-Borne Disease Prevention Plan

Received 2015-242

6.4. Report of the Water Fluoridation Committee (WFC 2/2015) meeting held on March 26, 2015

Moved by Councillor Ras,
Seconded by Councillor Downey;

That the report of the Water Fluoridation Committee (WFC 2/2015) meeting held on March 26, 2015, be adopted.

Carried 2015-243

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTERST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION WFC-5-2015:

That the agenda for the March 26, 2015, Water Fluoridation Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2015-244


3. DELEGATIONS - Nil


4. REPORTS

4.1. History of Community Water Fluoridation in Peel 2011-2014
Presentation by Dr. Eileen de Villa, Acting Medical Officer of Health

Received 2015-245

4.2. Water Fluoridation Council Workshop Outline

Received 2015-246


5. COMMUNICATIONS - Nil


6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

6.1. Proposed List of Experts (Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees)

See also Resolution 2015-279


7. ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Vice-Chair Councillor J. Tovey

7.1. Creditvale Mills Update

Received 2015-247


8. COMMUNICATIONS

8.1. Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, Letter dated March 24, 2015, Regarding the Modernization of Child Care in Ontario

Received 2015-248


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

9.1. Provincial Consultation on Agricultural Policy Guidelines

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Shaughnessy;

That the response to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), regarding the Draft Guidelines on Permitted Uses in Ontario's Prime Agricultural Areas, as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Corporate Services, titled "Provincial Consultation on Agricultural Policy Guidelines", be approved;

And further, that the response to OMAFRA, regarding the proposed revisions to the Minimum Distance Separation Formulae (MDS Formulae) and Implementation Guidelines, as outlined in the subject report, be approved;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to OMAFRA, the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton, and the Town of Caledon, as the Region of Peel's response to the provincial consultations on the guidelines.

Carried 2015-249

9.2. Approach to the Development of 2016 Budget

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the 2016 Budget be developed based on a target of 2 per cent increase on the net tax levy;

And further, that staff work with external agencies to meet the proposed 2016 Budget targets as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, titled "Approach to the Development of 2016 Budget";

And further, that Peel Regional Police, Ontario Provincial Police, Credit Valley Conservation Authority and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority be requested to report to Council in June 2015 on risks to service levels associated with the revised budget target;

And further, that the development of the 2016 Budget take into account tax rate implications for 2017 and 2018.

And further, that in future years, establishing the following year net levy budget target be considered during the current year budget deliberations.

Carried 2015-250

9.3. 2014 Operating Financial Triannual Performance Report - Year End (Unaudited)
Presentation by Stephen VanOfwegen, Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Deferred to the May 14, 2015 Regional Council meeting 2015-251

See also Resolutions 2015-252 and 2015-253

9.4. 2014 Capital Performance and Impact on Capital Reserves and Reserve Funds - Year End (Unaudited)

Deferred to the May 14, 2015 Regional Council meeting 2015-252

See also Resolutions 2015-251 and 2015-253

9.5. Budget Policy and Reserve Management Policy Compliance Update - December 31, 2014

Deferred to the May 14, 2015 Regional Council meeting 2015-253

See also Resolutions 2015-251 and 2015-252

9.6. Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Municipal Services Agreement (MSA)

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the Chief Administrative Officer have delegated authority to enter into and execute all necessary agreements and documents to facilitate the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games as hosted by the Town of Caledon and City of Mississauga, with said agreements to include the Pan/Parapan American Games Incremental Services Transfer Payment Agreements ("Municipal Service Agreements") with the Province of Ontario and the Toronto Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games (TO2015), for the reimbursement of incremental service costs related to the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games ("the Games").

Carried 2015-254

9.7. Report of the Audit and Risk Committee (ARC 2/2015) meeting held on April 2, 2015

Moved by Councillor Shaughnessy,
Seconded by Councillor Innis;

That the report of the Audit and Risk Committee (ARC 2/2015) meeting held on April 2, 2015, be adopted.

Carried 2015-255

1. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION ARC-7-2015:

That the agenda for the April 2, 2015, Audit and Risk Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2015-256


3. DELEGATIONS

3.1. Stephen VanOfwegen, Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Presenting the 2013 Government Finance Officers Association Canadian Award for Financial Reporting

Received 2015-257


4. REPORTS

4.1. Fraud Prevention Policy
Presentation by Joan Appleton, Manager, Internal Audit

Received 2015-258

See also Resolutions 2015-259 and 2015-260

RECOMMENDATION ARC-8-2015:

That the Fraud Prevention Policy, attached as Appendix I to the report of the Director, Internal Audit, titled "Fraud Prevention Policy", be approved.

Approved 2015-259

See also Resolutions 2015-258 and 2015-260

4.2. 2014 Fraud Information

Received 2015-260

See also Resolutions 2015-258 and 2015-259

4.3. Affordable Housing Audit
Presentation by Juliet Jackson, Director, Service System Management-Housing and Jennifer Weinman, Manager, Internal Audit

Received 2015-261

See also Resolution 2015-262

RECOMMENDATION ARC-9-2015:

That the presentation by Juliet Jackson, Director, Service System Management-Housing and Jennifer Weinman, Manager, Internal Audit regarding the Affordable Housing Audit be received;

And further, that the report of the Director of Audit titled "Affordable Housing Audit" be deferred to the May 7, 2015 Audit and Risk Committee meeting to provide clarification of the required management action plans.

Approved 2015-262

See also Resolution 2015-261

4.4. Cash Handling and Controls Audit
Presentation by Dave Bingham, Director, Corporate Finance; and Jennifer Weinman, Manager, Internal Audit

Received 2015-263

4.5. Public Works Stand-by and Overtime Audit
Presentation by Shaun Hewitt, Director, Operations Support; and Joan Appleton, Manager, Internal Audit

Received 2015-264

4.6. Driver Certification Program (DCP) Benchmark Compliance Audit
Presentation by Shaun Hewitt, Director, Operations Support; and Joan Appleton, Manager, Internal Audit

Received 2015-265

4.7. Appointment of External Auditor for 2015 and Extension of External Audit Contract

RECOMMENDATION ARC-10-2015:

That Deloitte LLP be appointed as the Region's external auditor for the fiscal year 2015;

And further, that the five-year external audit contract (Document 2010-354P) awarded to Deloitte LLP be extended by one year to cover the 2015 fiscal year external audit as per the report of the Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer and the Treasurer, Peel Housing Corporation titled "Appointment of External Auditor for 2015 and Extension of External Auditor Contract";

And further, that the audit fee for the 2015 fiscal year be increased by 5 per cent to $133,875 (excluding applicable taxes) of which $17,440 would pertain to Peel Living and $116,435 would pertain to the Region of Peel, based on satisfactory service, performance, and pricing.

Approved 2015-266


10. COMMUNICATIONS

10.1. News Release: Randy Pettapiece, MPP, dated April 1, 2015, titled "Attorney General Refuses to Reopen Joint and Several Liability"

Received 2015-267


11.
ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor R. Starr

11.1. Ministry of Transportation Southern Highways Program 2014-2018

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the comments outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works titled ‘Ministry of Transportation Southern Highways Program 2014-2018' be endorsed;

And further, that the Ministry of Transportation be requested to advance the planning, design and construction of highway improvements in and surrounding Peel Region listed in the "Planning for the Future Beyond 2018" section of the Southern Highways Program 2014-2018 to within the next five years, including Highways 401, 410, 427, Queen Elizabeth Way, Simcoe Area, GTA West Corridor and Niagara to GTA Corridor;

And further, that the Ministry of Transportation be requested to plan for a further extension of Highway 427 to Highway 9;

And further, that the Ministry of Transportation be requested to publish a long range sustainable transportation plan for Southern Ontario highways;

And further, that a copy of the subject report be forwarded to the Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, the Regions of York and Halton, the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and Vaughan, and the Town of Caledon, for information.

Carried 2015-268

At the request of Councillor Parrish, Regional Council directed staff to report back on the effectiveness of High Occupancy Vehicle Lanes at changing driving behaviour.

11.2. Professional Engineering Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration for Bovaird Drive from Worthington Avenue to Creditview Road, Capital Project 12-4040, Document Number 2014-599P - City of Brampton, Ward 6

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor McFadden;

That the contract (Document 2014-599P) for professional engineering services for the detailed design and contract administration for the reconstruction of Bovaird Drive from Worthington Avenue to Creditview Road be awarded to SNC-Lavalin Inc., in the estimated amount of $2,425,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 12-4040, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2015-269

11.3. Professional Engineering Services for the Detailed Design and Contract Administration for the Widening and Reconstruction of the Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) and Williams Parkway Intersection, Capital Project 09-4245, Document Number 2014-490P - City of Brampton, Ward 8

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Mahoney;

That the contract (Document 2014-490P) for professional engineering services for the detailed design and contract administration for the widening and reconstruction of the Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) and Williams Parkway intersection be awarded to SNC-Lavalin Inc., in the estimated amount of $1,170,000 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 09-4245, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2015-270

11.4. 2016 Waste Collection Day Changes

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Innis;

That the current waste collection day boundaries in the City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon be changed as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Public Works, titled "2016 Waste Collection Day Changes";

And further, that the new waste collection day areas be implemented beginning the week of January 4, 2016 with the commencement of the new bi-weekly, cart-based collection program and curbside residential waste collection contracts.

Carried 2015-271

11.5. Continuation of Waste Transfer Services with the City of Toronto (Document Number 2010-398N)

Moved by Councillor Downey,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the contract (Document 2010-398N) with the City of Toronto for waste transfer services at the Disco transfer station be renewed for a period of five years ending December 31, 2020 at an estimated cost of $775,000 (excluding applicable taxes), in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013;

And further, that that the Director of Waste Management be authorized to exercise up to five additional one year extensions to the contract with the City of Toronto, based on the same terms and conditions, provided that both parties are in agreement to extend each period;

And further, that staff be authorized to increase the value of the purchase order where actual tonnages differ from estimates, to the limit of the approved budget;

And further, that the required documents be executed by the duly authorized signing officers of the Regional Corporation.

Carried 2015-272

11.6. Flood Adaptation Work Plan Update

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-233


12. COMMUNICATIONS

12.1. Jeffrey A. Abrams, City Clerk, City of Vaughan, Letter dated March 30, 2015, Providing a Copy of the City of Vaughan Report titled "GTA West Corridor Transportation Route Planning and Environmental Assessment Study, Stage 2, Progress Update, Ministry of Transportation (Ontario), Ward 1"

Received 2015-273

12.2. Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management, Project/Issue Update dated March 31, 2015, Providing an Update on the Cart Confirmation Status Report for Bi-weekly, Cart-based Collection Program

Received 2015-274

Additional Item - Items 12.3 to 12.5 inclusive:

12.3. Ted McMeekin, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated April 14, 2015, Regarding the Provincial Development Facilitator

Received 2015-275

See also Resolutions 2015-237 to 2015-239 inclusive, 2015-276 and 2015-277

12.4. Steven Zakem, Aird & Berlis, Barristers and Solicitors, Letter dated April 15, 2015, in Respect to a letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Regarding Request for a Provincial Development Facilitator

Received 2015-276

See also Resolutions 2015-229, 2015-237 to 2015-239 inclusive, 2015-275 and 2015-277

12.5. Michael Melling, Davies Howe Partners, LLP, Letter dated April 16, 2015 in Respect to a letter from the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Regarding Request for a Provincial Development Facilitator

Received 2015-277

See also Resolutions 2015-233, 2015-237 to 2015-239 inclusive, 2015-275 and 2015-276


13. OTHER BUSINESS
- Nil


14. NOTICES OF MOTION - Nil


15. BY-LAWS - Nil


16. IN CAMERA MATTERS

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


Approval of Minutes

16.1. Closed Session Report of the Water Fluoridation Committee (WFC 2/2015) meeting held on March 26, 2015

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Carlson;

That the Closed Session Report of the Water Fluoridation Committee (WFC 2/2015) meeting held on March 26, 2015, be adopted.

Carried 2015-278

6. IN CAMERA MATTERS

6.1. Proposed List of Experts (Personal matters about an identifiable individual, including municipal or local board employees)

RECOMMENDATION WFC-6-2015:

That direction given "In Camera" to the Commissioner of Health and Acting Medical Officer of Health with respect to In Camera Item 6.1 be approved and voted upon in accordance with Section 239(6) (b) of the Municipal Act 2001, as amended.

Approved 2015-279

16.2. April 9, 2015 Regional Council Closed Session Report

Received 2015-280

Additional Item - Item 16.3:

Staff Reports

16.3. Update on Regional Official Plan Amendment Numbers 28 and 29 (Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board)

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2015-237 and 2015-237


17. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

That By-law 25-2015 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on April 16, 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 2015-281


18. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 12:45 p.m.



K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

F. Dale
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Regional Chair