July 9, 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
July 9, 2015

Regional Chair Dale called the meeting of Regional Council to order at 9:35 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
J. Kovac*
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

       
  Members Absent:

J. Tovey

(other municipal business)

       
  Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; K. Hale, Acting 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. Jackson, Acting Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; R. Maciver, Acting Regional Solicitor and Director of Legal 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; V. Montesdeoca, Legislative Technical Coordinator

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*See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil

Regional Chair Dale recognized Dr. David Mowat, Medical Officer of Health who is retiring at the end of August 2015.

Councillor Moore stated that Dr. Mowat has enjoyed an almost 40 year career in Public Health, having worked at all levels of government. He joined the Region of Peel as Medical Officer of Health in 2007 and during his tenure, he led the Public Health response to the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic; worked with planning staff to introduce the Healthy Development Index; and, led the development and implementation of a 10 year Strategic Plan for Public Health. In 2011, under the leadership of Dr. Mowat, Peel Public Health won the Silver Award for Evidence Informed Decision Making from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada; in 2014, Dr. Mowat received the prestigious Canadian Public Health Association's R.D. Defries Award; and, this year, Dr. Mowat is the recipient of the Association of Local Public Health Agencies Distinguished Service Award.

Members of Regional Council extended their appreciation to Dr. Mowat for his dedication to public health and for his professional, expert advice based on science and research evidence that he provided to Council to support the health of the residents of the Region of Peel.

Dr. Mowat acknowledged the support of Regional Council, the Executive Leadership Team and Public Health staff that helped make his tenure at the Region of Peel satisfying and productive.

Councillor Iannicca arrived at 9:37 a.m.
Councillor Miles arrived at 9:42 a.m.


3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

3.1. June 25, 2015 Regional Council meeting

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That the minutes of the June 25, 2015 Regional Council meeting, be approved.

Carried 2015-547

Regional Council directed the Commissioner of Corporate Services to report back to a future meeting of Regional Council on the Regional Official Plan policies and financial policies, existing and proposed, relating to near-urban agricultural within the Region of Peel.


4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Moved by Councillor Ras,
Seconded by Councillor Innis;

That the agenda for the July 9, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an additional delegation from Darren Steedman, Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), regarding the Proposed Development Charges By-law, to be dealt with under Delegations - Item 5.1;

And further, that the agenda for the July 9, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Darren Steedman, BILD Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), regarding the Development Charges By-law, to be dealt with under Items Related to Enterprise Programs and Services - Item 11.3;

And further, that the agenda for the July 9, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation, regarding the Development Charges By-law, to be dealt with under Items Related to Enterprise Programs and Services - Item 11.4;

And further, that the agenda for the July 9, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Pitman Patterson, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP, regarding the Development Charges By-law, to be dealt with under Items Related to Enterprise Programs and Services - Item 11.5;

And further, that the agenda for the July 9, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Ted McMeekin, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, regarding Provincial Facilitation of ROPA 28, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item 7.4;

And further, that the agenda for the July 9, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an additional oral In Camera item regarding litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board, to be dealt with under In Camera Matters - Item 15.2;

And further, that the agenda for the July 9, 2015 Regional Council meeting include an additional communication from Signe Leisk, Cassels Brock, on behalf of Brampton Areas 52, 53 Landowners Group Inc., providing comments on Heritage Heights Landowners Group, to be dealt with under Items Related to Public Works - Item 7.5;

And further, that the agenda for the July 9, 2015 Regional Council meeting, be approved, as amended.

Carried 2015-548

See also Resolutions 2015-549, 2015-555 to 2015-557 inclusive, 2015-569, 2015-570


5. DELEGATIONS

Additional Item - Item 5.1:

5.1. Darren Steedman, Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Regarding the Proposed Development Charges By-law

Received 2015-549

See also Resolutions 2015-548 to 2015-557 inclusive

Darren Steedman, Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), congratulated Dr. Mowat, Medical Officer of Health, on his upcoming retirement, noting that he has had a profound impact on the way communities are planned in the Region of Peel and the way the development industry is delivering communities for tomorrow.

Darren Steedman requested that consideration of the Development Charges (DC) By-law be deferred to enable BILD representatives and Region of Peel staff to continue to work to address concerns raised by BILD.

In response to a question from Councillor Thompson, Darren Steedman stated that BILD had participated in discussions with the Growth Management Committee; however, she suggested that it would be beneficial to have the participation of Councillors in DC related discussions, either at the Growth Management Committee or through a DC Advisory Committee.

Councillor Kovac arrived at 9:55 a.m.

Items 10.6, 10.5 and 10.7 were dealt with.

10. ENTERPRISE PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

10.6. 2017 Development Charge Process and Consultations
Presentation by Gary Scandlan, Associate Director, Watson and Associates Economists Limited

Received 2015-550

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That staff take a new approach to engaging the development community and the area municipalities in exploring alternative growth infrastructure financing options to inform the planned 2017 Development Charge By-law update based on the population and employment forecasts to 2041;

And further, that the Chief Administrative Officer be given the authority to engage a consultant to lead these discussions;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council through the Growth Management Committee with the results from these consultations with the area municipalities and the development community.

Carried 2015-551

See also Resolutions 2015-549, 2015-550 and 2015-552 to 2015-557 inclusive

Gary Scandlan, Associate Director, Watson and Associates, provided an overview of the processes undertaken by the Cities of London and Barrie with their development communities. He noted that over the past few decades, certain municipalities have faced issues related to the fiscal impact of growth, cash flow for growth projects and the need to consult with developers to address these matters in a positive way. Gary Scandlan stated that both cities sought to develop plans so that Development Charges (DC) and capital plans could move forward with minimal objection from the development community. Discussions were focused on jointly developing the timing of infrastructure placement and the use of growth financing tools. He noted that the financial risk issues faced in London and Barrie are not directly comparable to the current situation in the Region of Peel.

Gary Scandlan noted that while infrastructure staging and development phasing is becoming more complex as the Region of Peel intensifies, there is opportunity to strengthen the Region of Peel's collaborative approach to identifying and implementing growth financing tools to share growth financing risks.

In response to a question from Councillor Saito, Gary Scandlan stated that the impact of Ontario Municipal Board decisions on planned growth is one of the issues to be addressed through the 2017 DC process.

10.5. Development Charges Historical Analysis

Received 2015-552

See also Resolutions 2015-549 to 2015-551 and 2015-553 to 2015-557 inclusive

10.7. Final 2015 Development Charges By-law (Oral)
Presentation by David Bingham, Treasurer and Director, Corporate Finance

Received 2015-553

10.7. Final 2015 Development Charges By-law

This item was deferred to the September 10, 2015 Regional Council meeting under Resolution 2015-554

See also Resolutions 2015-549 to 2015-553 inclusive and 2015-554 to 2015-557 inclusive

David Bingham, Treasurer and Director, Corporate Finance, reviewed adjustments to the Development Charges (DC) By-law that were negotiated with the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the per capita and overall DC rates, key considerations during the update process and the impact of the DC By-law update. He stated that approval of the proposed 2015 DC By-law would result in $96 million more in DC revenues and would avoid $100 million in borrowing due to collection delays over the next two years. The impact of not approving the by-law would be the need to approve $200 million more in borrowing or alternatively, approximately $200 million in infrastructure projects not yet tendered would need to be delayed.

In response to a question from Councillor Thompson, David Bingham advised that delaying the approval of the DC By-law until September 2015 would have an impact of approximately $22 million and there would be an additional impact of $16 million if approval was delayed until the end of the year.

In response to a question from Councillor Groves, David Bingham confirmed that extensive consultations were held with BILD.

At the request of Councillor Thompson, Regional Council agreed to amend the recommendation contained in the report listed as Item 10.7 to include the following:

"And further, that the Development Charges By-law include an exemption for on-farm diversified use buildings or structures as defined as follows:

"A building or structure secondary to the principal agricultural use of the property by a bona fide farmer, including home occupations, farm-based home industries and uses that involve the production and sale of value-added agricultural products and excludes uses that involve rental or lease of commercial/industrial space".

The Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer was directed to amend the recommendation contained in the report when the report is brought back to Regional Council in September, 2015.

Councillor Saito placed the following motion:

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Ras;

Whereas at its meeting of June 26, 2014, Regional Council passed a resolution to initiate a new development charges background study to ensure that the growth capital program is sustainable (DC By-law Review);

And whereas, the same resolution of June 26, 2014 directed that a workshop be held with area municipal partners, impacted stakeholders and members of the development industry to discuss a sustainable path going forward to accommodate forecasted growth (Sustainable Growth Discussions);

And whereas, the same resolution of June 26, 2014 indicated that such Sustainable Growth Discussions on the costs/benefits of growth including risk sharing, impacts to major infrastructure and financing options to accommodate forecasted growth need to occur now;

And whereas, the DC By-law Review is well under way while the Sustainable Growth Discussions have not been completed;

And whereas, there is still a need for Members of Regional Council to meet with industry representatives and Regional staff to discuss combining the DC By-law Review with front-end financing;

Therefore be it resolved, that the report of the Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Finance, titled "Final 2015 Development Charges By-law" and By-law 46-2015 be deferred to the September 10, 2015 Regional Council meeting;

And further, that an external meeting coordinator be retained by staff to convene a meeting on August 13, 2015 with industry representatives, Regional staff and the following Members of Regional Council: Councillors Carlson, Groves, Innis, Moore, Palleschi, Parrish, Saito, Starr and Thompson, for the 2015 By-law update using 2031 population and employment forecasts;

And further, that staff report back on the outcome of the meeting at the September 10, 2015 Regional Council meeting.

Carried 2015-554

See also Resolutions 2015-549 to 2015-553 inclusive and 2015-555 to 2015-557 inclusive

Additional Items - Items 11.3 to 11.5 inclusive were dealt with.

11. COMMUNICATIONS

11.3. Darren Steedman, BILD Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Letter dated July 8, 2015, Regarding the Development Charges By-law

Received 2015-555

See also Resolutions 2015-548 to 2015-554 inclusive, 2015-556 and 2015-557

11.4. Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation, Email dated July 8, 2015, Regarding 2015 Development Charge By-law Update.

Received 2015-556

See also Resolutions 2015-548 to 2015-555 inclusive and 2015-557

11.5. Pitman Patterson, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP, Email dated July 8, 2015, Regarding the Development Charges By-law

Received 2015-557

See also Resolutions 2015-548 to 2015-556 inclusive


6.
ITEMS RELATED TO PUBLIC WORKS
Chaired by Councillor R. Starr

6.1. Frozen Water Service Pipes

Received 2015-558

See also Resolution 2015-559

The Commissioner of Public Works was requested to ensure all Regional Councillors are copied on any correspondence to residents related to frozen water service pipes and to provide additional information for residents that can be posted on Councillors' websites.

6.2. Residential Water and Sewer Line Warranty Protection Plans

Moved by Councillor Jeffrey,
Seconded by Councillor Parrish;

That staff work with Service Line Warranties of Canada ("Service Line" or "Vendor") to negotiate an agreement to provide warranty services for private water and wastewater infrastructure in the Region of Peel;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council for endorsement once a satisfactory agreement is reached.

Carried 2015-559

See also Resolution 2015-558

6.3. Arterial Road Rationalization - Update

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That a Task Force comprising of Region of Peel staff and Councillors Crombie, Jeffrey, Palleschi, Saito, Thompson and Shaughnessy, be established to address the issue of maintenance of roadways;

And further, that the report of the Commissioner of Public Works titled "Arterial Road Rationalization - Update" be deferred to a Regional Council meeting in October 2015.

Carried 2015-560

Councillor Saito stated that further discussion is required with respect to the implementation of service delivery option 3 for the maintenance of roadways, noting that option 3 would still require Councillors to work with both the area municipal and Region of Peel Public Works departments.

Councillor Crombie suggested that the Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee be re-instated in order to continue discussions related to the preferred delivery option.

The Chief Administrative Officer suggested that a Task Force be formed to deal with the remaining issue related to the Arterial Road Rationalization.

6.4. Professional Engineering Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration for Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) from Regional Road 107 (Bovaird Drive West) to Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road), Capital Project 10-4040, Document Number 2015-198P - City of Brampton, Ward 6

Moved by Councillor Palleschi,
Seconded by Councillor Miles;

That the contract (Document 2015-198P) for professional engineering services for the detailed design and contract administration for Mississauga Road Improvements from Bovaird Drive West to Mayfield Road be awarded to R.V. Anderson Associates Limited, in the estimated amount of $4,337,162.50 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Project 10-4040, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2015-561

6.5. Professional Engineering Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration for Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) from Chinguacousy Road to Hurontario Street, Capital Projects 13-4055 and 13-4065, Document Number 2015-159P - City of Brampton, Wards 2 and 6, and Town of Caledon, Ward 2

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Downey;

That the contract (Document 2015-159P) for professional engineering services for the detailed design and contract administration for Mayfield Road from Chinguacousy Road to Hurontario Street be awarded to IBI Group, in the estimated amount of $1,840,536 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Projects 13-4055 and 13-4065, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2015-562

6.6. Professional Engineering Services for Detailed Design and Contract Administration for Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) Improvements from Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue) to Clark Boulevard, Capital Projects 06-4020 and
07-1303, Document Number 2007-151P - City of Brampton, Wards 3 and 7

Moved by Councillor Medeiros,
Seconded by Councillor Palleschi;

That the contract (Document 2007-151P) for the detailed design, contract administration and construction inspection services for Regional Road 4 (Dixie Road) improvements, between the Region of Peel and MMM Group Ltd. (formerly McCormick Rankin Corporation) be extended in the estimated amount of $400,000 for a total commitment of $1,941,277 (excluding applicable taxes) to complete engineering services under Capital Projects
06-4020 and 07-1303, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2015-563

6.7. Professional Engineering Services for the Detailed Design and Contract Administration of the East Brampton Watermains, Capital Projects 14-1240 and 14-1257, Document Number 2015-025P - City of Brampton, Wards 3 and 7

Moved by Councillor Jeffrey,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the contract (Request for Proposal Document 2015-025P) for professional engineering services for the project management, detailed design and contract administration services of the East Brampton Watermains be awarded to CH2M HILL Canada Ltd., in the estimated amount of $11,550,538.00 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Projects 14-1240 and 14-1257, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2015-564

6.8. Professional Engineering Services for G.E. Booth (Lakeview) Wastewater Treatment Plant, Capital Projects 10-2925 and 11-2901, Document Number 2015-147P - City of Mississauga, Ward 1

Moved by Councillor Ras,
Seconded by Councillor Saito;

That the contract (Document 2015-147P) for professional engineering services for the project management, detailed design and contract administration services at the G.E. Booth (Lakeview) Wastewater Treatment Plant be awarded to CIMA + Canada Inc., in the estimated amount of $1,144,849.00 (excluding applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 10-2925 and 11-2901, in accordance with Purchasing By-law 113-2013.

Carried 2015-565


7. COMMUNICATIONS

7.1. Scott Snider, Legal Counsel, Turkstra Mazza Associates, on behalf of the Heritage Heights Landowners Group, Letter dated June 10, 2015, Commenting on the City of Brampton Correspondence and Cassels Brock & Blackwell Letters Regarding the City of Brampton Resolution on the GTA West Corridor Environmental Assessment (EA) Study, Stage 2, dealt with at the May 14, 2015 Regional Council Meeting

Received 2015-566

See also Resolutions 2015-567 and 2015-570

7.2. Melissa Raffoul, on behalf of The GTA West Project Team, Email dated June 12, 2015, Providing a Copy of the GTA West Post Public Information Centre Number 1 Focused Analysis Area Fact Sheet

Received 2015-567

See also Resolutions 2015-566 and 2015-570

7.3. Emily Sabo, Project Engineer, Planning and Design Section, Peel/Halton Central Region-Engineering, Ministry of Transportation (MTO), Letter dated June 24, 2015, regarding Notice of Study Commencement of the Detail Design Study for the Pavement Rehabilitation of Erin Mills Parkway and Winston Churchill Boulevard at Highway 403 within MTO's Controlled Access Highway in the City of Mississauga,

Received 2015-568

Additional Items - Items 7.4 and 7.5:

7.4. Ted McMeekin, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Letter dated July 8, 2015, Regarding Provincial Facilitation of ROPA 28

Received 2015-569

See also Resolution 2015-548

7.5. Signe Leisk, Cassels Brock and Blackwell LLP, on behalf of Brampton Areas 52, 53 Landowners Group Inc., Letter dated July 9, 2015, Providing Comments on Correspondence sent on Behalf of the Heritage Heights Landowners Group listed as Item 7.1 on the July 9, 2015 Regional Council agenda

Received 2015-570

See also Resolutions 2015-548, 2015-566 and 2015-567


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

8.1. Paramedic Make Ready Model Evaluation

Moved by Councillor Saito,
Seconded by Councillor Ras;

That ten full time equivalent (FTE) for staffing the Make Ready model at the second reporting station located at Bovaird Drive and Fernforest Drive, based on the outcomes of the make ready evaluation for Paramedic Services, be approved.

Carried 2015-571

8.2. Paramedic Services 2014 Annual Performance Report

Received 2015-572

8.3. Discontinuation of Temporary Provincial Funding For Community Support Services

Received 2015-573

In response to a question from Councillor Groves, Janette Smith, Commissioner of Health Services advised that the Local Health Integration Networks have identified home and community support services for seniors as a priority including the enhanced and expanded programs run by the Region, however it is not yet known what the provincial funding allocation will be. She undertook to provide that information to Members of Regional Council when it is available.


8.4. Update on Air Quality Health Index in Ontario

Received 2015-574


9. ITEMS RELATED TO HUMAN SERVICES
Chaired by Councillor G. Miles

9.1. Creating Affordable Rental Housing through Residential Condominium Unit Acquisition

Moved by Councillor Jeffrey,
Seconded by Councillor Fonseca;

That all Agreements of Purchase and Sale for the acquisition of units in residential condominiums, substantially in accordance with the terms contained in the report of the Commissioner of Human Services, titled "Creating Affordable Rental Housing Through Residential Condominium Unit Acquisition," together with such other terms and conditions deemed appropriate by the Commissioners of Human Services and Corporate Services, and in a form satisfactory to the Regional Solicitor, be authorized;

And further, that the Region of Peel's duly appointed signing officers, be authorized to enter into and execute the Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontario (IAH) Program Extension Forgivable Loan Contribution Agreements, to partially fund the purchase of the units;

And further, that a Capital Project for $12 million in 2015 with funding from DC reserve R3526 in the amount of $6,000,000 and $6,000,000 in Investment in Affordable Housing for Ontarians (IAH) Extension funding, be established.

Carried 2015-575


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

10.1. Encroachment Agreement Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) - Town of Caledon, Ward 3 Owner: Peel District School Board

Moved by Councillor Innis,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the encroachment of an electronic information sign within the widened limits of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road), located adjacent to 15738 Airport Road, Caledon (Caledon East Public School) be approved, in accordance with the terms and conditions contained in an Encroachment Agreement between The Regional Municipality of Peel and the Peel District School Board;

And further, that the required encroachment fees outlined under By-law 10-2015 be waived;

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

Carried 2015-576

See also Resolution 2015-597

10.2. Region of Peel Strategic Plan Update 2015

Received 2015-577

The Commissioner of Corporate Services undertook to provide Members of Regional Council with information related to the number of people who attended each of the community engagement meetings.

10.3. Strategic Direction for Office Accommodation

Received 2015-578

10.4. Update on the Growth Management Program

Received 2015-579

10.5. Development Charges Historical Analysis

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-552

10.6. 2017 Development Charge Process and Consultations
Presentation by Gary Scandlan, Associate Director, Watson and Associates Economists Limited

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2015-550 and 2015-551

10.7. Final 2015 Development Charges By-law
Presentation by David Bingham, Treasurer and Director, Corporate Finance

This item was dealt with under Resolutions 2015-553 to 2015-554 inclusive

10.8. 2015 Triannual Financial Performance Report - April 30, 2015

Moved by Councillor Kovac,
Seconded by Councillor Gibson;

That the financing for the Wolfdale Yard Expansion capital project 13-9050, as outlined in the report of the Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer titled "2015 Triannual Financial Performance Report - April 30, 2015," be adjusted to appropriately align the funding sources;

And further, that the Caledon Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Facility Reserve R0002 (held at the Region of Peel) be renamed as the OPP Capital Infrastructure Reserve;

And further, that staff be authorized to implement a reserve transfer of $5.0 million from Caledon Policing Stabilization Reserve R0001 (held at the Region of Peel) to the OPP Capital Infrastructure Reserve R0002;

And further, that the Caledon OPP 2015 operating budget be increased by $55,000 funded from OPP Capital Infrastructure Reserve R0002;

And further, that $860,000 be returned to the budget for the Castlemore Road capital project 07-2210 from the Development Charge Reserve Fund.

Carried 2015-580

10.9. Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

Moved by Councillor McFadden,
Seconded by Councillor Crombie;

That the application for funding under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program submitted to FedDev Ontario on June 8, 2015 by staff, as described in the report of Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, titled "Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program," be endorsed;

And further, that the Commissioner of Finance & Chief Financial Officer, be authorized to execute a contribution agreement required to receive funding under the program subject to the application being awarded funding by FedDev Ontario.

Carried 2015-581

In response to a question from Councillor Crombie, the Chief Financial Officer confirmed that staff consulted with all Region of Peel departments to determine the projects that meet the funding criteria under the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

10.10. Complaint Pursuant to Section 20 of the Development Charges Act, 1997 - Chateaux of Caledon Corporation

Moved by Councillor Groves,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

That a hearing be scheduled for September 10, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. for Regional Council to consider the development charges complaint received from Chateaux of Caledon Corporation;

And further, that staff be directed to follow the procedures identified in the report titled "Complaint Pursuant to Section 20 of the Development Charges Act, 1997 - Chateaux of Caledon Corporation" to prepare for the hearing.

Carried 2015-582

10.11. Peel Regional Code of Conduct - Integrity Commissioner

Deferred to the September 10, 2015 Regional Council meeting 2015-583

See also Resolution 2015-596

The Chief Administrative Officer was directed by Regional Council to provide information regarding the cost of appointing an Integrity Commissioner for the Region of Peel; to clarify whether the appointment would be full or part time; and, to provide additional options related to the roles of the area municipal Integrity Commissioners and a Region of Peel Integrity Commissioner, for Council's consideration.

10.12. Report of the Government Relations Committee (GRC - 1/2015) meeting held on June 11, 2015

Moved by Councillor Medeiros,
Seconded by Councillor Sprovieri;

That the report of the Government Relations Committee (GRC - 1/2015) meeting held on June 11, 2015, be adopted.

Carried 2015-584

1. ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR

RECOMMENDATION GRC-1-2015:

That Councillor Tovey be appointed Chair of the Government Relations Committee for the term ending June 30, 2017 or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2015-585

RECOMMENDATION GRC-2-2015:

That Councillor Innis be appointed Vice-Chair of the Government Relations Committee for the term ending June 30, 2017 or until a successor is appointed.

Approved 2015-586


2. DECLARATIONS OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST - Nil


3. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

RECOMMENDATION GRC-3-2015:

That the agenda for the June 11, 2015, Government Relations Committee meeting be approved.

Approved 2015-587


4. DELEGATIONS - Nil


5. REPORTS

5.1. External Relations: Opportunities and Options (Oral)
Presentation by Aileen Baird, Director, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer

Received 2015-588

5.2. Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Annual Conference Summary (Oral)
Discussion led by Councillor Tovey, Chair, Government Relations Committee

Received 2015-589

6. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS STATUS REPORT AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES (Oral)
Discussion led Lowell Rubin-Vaughan, Advisor, External Relations

a) Federal News
b) Provincial News
c) Local News

Received 2015-590


11. COMMUNICATIONS

11.1. Marilyn Toft, Council Secretariat Support, City of Toronto, Letter dated May 6, 2015, Providing the City of Toronto's Recommendations Regarding Amendments to the Development Charges Act, Bill 73

Received 2015-591

11.2. Katrina Miller on behalf of Keep Hydro Public, Letter received June 3, 2015, Regarding the Proposed Privatization of Hydro One

Received 2015-592

Additional Items - Items 11.3 to 11.5 inclusive:

11.3. Darren Steedman, BILD Peel Chapter Chair, Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), Letter dated July 8, 2015, Regarding the Development Charges By-law

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-555

11.4. Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation, Email dated July 8, 2015, Regarding 2015 Development Charge By-law Update.

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-556

11.5. Pitman Patterson, Borden Ladner Gervais, LLP, Email dated July 8, 2015, Regarding the Development Charges By-law

This item was dealt with under Resolution 2015-557


12. OTHER BUSINESS

12.1. Resolution Regarding Federal Funding for Housing

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Downey;

Whereas a strong Canada begins with strong hometowns and housing is the backbone of healthy and thriving communities;

And whereas, housing that is affordable for newcomers, young people, the middle class and seniors alike is essential for a bright future for people and communities;

And whereas, federal investment in social housing is in rapid decline as federal operating agreements expire and the Government of Canada has no plan to address the $1 billion decrease of the federal investment in social housing over the next five years;

And whereas, without federal investments, as many as 30,000 households in units that receive only federal assistance will lose their homes and up to one-third of all social housing is at risk, putting greater pressure on Canada's already strained rental housing sector;

And whereas, in the Region of Peel the average wait time for subsidized housing is 5.3 years, with over 12,000 households on Peel's centralized wait list;

And whereas, in 2014, the Region of Peel received $21 million as part of the federal operating agreement, supporting 3,330 units, and expects these revenues to be zero by 2032;

And whereas, despite the withdrawal of federal funding, the Region of Peel, as the housing service system manager, will continue to be legally required to meet service level standards and provide a minimum number of subsidized units;

And whereas, the Government of Canada's Budget 2015, currently before the House of Commons, did little to address Canada's housing crunch and the growing waitlists for affordable housing in municipalities from coast to coast;

And whereas, Budget 2015's commitment of $1.7 billion a year for the next four years to support 570,000 households in social housing does not allocate needed corresponding new dollars required to support these households but instead includes reserves for a range of estimated risk provisions such as potential interest rate increases;

And whereas, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) "Roadmap for Strengthening Canada's Hometowns" calls for the protection of federal investments in social housing;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Region of Peel supports FCM's call on the federal government to ensure that the $1.7 billion in annual funding over the next four years be fully invested directly into Canada`s 570,000 households that depend on the full funding allocation;

And further, that the Region of Peel supports FCM's call for all governments to work together to fix Canada's housing crunch, increase housing affordability and strengthen Canada's housing system.

Carried 2015-593

12.2. Resolution Regarding Federal Election Debates

Moved by Councillor Fonseca,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

Whereas the issues facing cities, such as infrastructure, affordable housing and others are important to all levels of government and top of mind with Canadians;

And whereas, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has recently issued its election campaign platform, "Roadmap for Strong Cities and Communities", outlining the need for the federal government to partner with and invest in cities;

And whereas, the FCM has issued a call to the four main federal political parties to participate in a national televised leaders' debate on the issues affecting cities;

And whereas, the Mayors of the FCM Big City Mayor's Caucus has called for each mayor to host a local debate with local candidates in their city;

And whereas, by way of the Intergovernmental Relations Advisory Committee (renamed the Government Relations Committee), Regional Council approved the report titled "2015 Federal Election Strategy" (Resolution 2014-818) which focused on advancing Council priorities that are supported by endorsed advocacy positions with the federal government;

And whereas, the subject report identified proposed issues to be raised during the federal election being: a) Investments in Social Development (affordable housing and immigration); and, b) Investments in Infrastructure (water, wastewater and waste infrastructure, and goods movement);

And whereas, one of the proposed approaches to coordinate advocacy efforts as it relates to the federal election is to explore opportunities with the area municipalities;

Therefore be it resolved, that the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga and the Town of Caledon be supported in their efforts to coordinate and host a local debate during the 2015 federal election on the issues facing municipalities;

And further, that Region of Peel staff share the relevant information on key election issues as part of this support.

Carried 2015-594

Additional Item - Item 12.3:

12.3. Hookah (Waterpipe) Use in Establishments in the Region of Peel (Oral)

Received 2015-595

Councillor Crombie noted that a report from the City of Toronto's Medical Officer of Health recommends the consideration of prohibiting the use of hookahs/waterpipes in all restaurants, bars, entertainment establishments, and patios, regardless of whether the substance being smoked is tobacco based or non-tobacco based shisha and that four municipalities have already banned the practice.

The Acting Medical Officer of Health was directed by Regional Council to investigate and report back to Regional Council in Fall, 2015 with recommendations related to banning the use of hookahs/waterpipes in establishments in the Region of Peel.


13. NOTICES OF MOTION

13.1. Notice of Motion from Councillor Innis Regarding the Appointment of a Lobbyist and Gift Registrar

Moved by Councillor Innis,
Seconded by Councillor Moore;

Whereas Lobbying is a legitimate and legal activity that is part of an individual's, group's or company's right to communicate with their elected government officials and municipal staff;

And whereas, the purpose of a Lobbyist Registry and a Gift Registry would be to enhance the transparency and integrity of business conducted at the Region of Peel;

And whereas, Section 223.9 of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, provides municipalities with jurisdiction to establish a lobbyist registry and to appoint a lobbyist registrar to provide accountability and transparency respecting persons, groups and companies who lobby municipal public office holders, both elected and non-elected;

And whereas, a lobbyist registry records or regulates communications between public office holders, both elected and non-elected, and those who engage in lobbying activities by tracking communications between them and making this information available for public inspection;

Therefore be it resolved, that The Regional Municipality of Peel (Peel) establish a Lobbyist Registry and a Gift Registry and appoint a Registrar who is responsible for performing in an independent manner the functions assigned by Peel with respect to the Lobbyist Registry and Gift Registry;

And further, that Region of Peel staff develop a framework and the necessary mechanisms to administer the Lobbyist Registry and Gift Registry;

And further, that staff provide Regional Council with detailed information pertaining to the parameters of the application of Section 223.9(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council by September, 2015 on the establishment and maintenance of a Lobbyist Registry in accordance with the Municipal Act, 2001 in order to keep registrations and returns filed by persons, groups or companies who lobby the Region of Peel's public office holders, both elected and non-elected;

And further, that staff report back to Regional Council by September, 2015 on the establishment and maintenance of a Gift Registry;

And further, that the staff include recommendations on staffing, oversight, the appointment of a Registrar and financial implications, for the consideration of Regional Council.

  In Favour: G. Carlson, B. Crombie, J. Downey, C. Fonseca, G. Gibson, A. Groves, N. Iannicca, J. Innis, L. Jeffrey, J. Kovac, 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
  Total: 23
     
  Opposed: Nil
  Total: 0
     
  Absent: J. Tovey
  Total: 1


Carried unanimously 2015-596

See also Resolution 2015-557

Members of Regional Council discussed the potential for duplication in establishing a gift registry at the Region of Peel as the area municipalities already have gift registries in place, however it was noted that Regional issues are separate from area municipal issues and there is a need for transparency and consistency at both levels of government.

Councillor Moore noted that should a Request for Proposal for a Region of Peel Integrity Commissioner be issued, the scope should include the expectations of the role as it relates to a lobbyist and gift registrar.


14. BY-LAWS

Three Readings:

By-law 46-2015: A by-law to impose development charges against lands to pay for increased capital costs required because of increased needs for services arising from development within The Regional Municipality of Peel.

This item was deferred to the September 10, 2015 Regional Council meeting under Resolution 2015-554

By-law 47-2015: A by-law to provide for the Regional Corporation's consent to permit an encroachment onto parts of Regional Road 7 (Airport Road), Town of Caledon.

Moved by Councillor Shaughnessy,
Seconded by Councillor Groves;

That the by-law listed on the Regional Council agenda, being By-law 47-2015 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 2015-597

See also Resolution 2015-576


15. IN CAMERA MATTERS

At 12:11 p.m., in accordance with section 239(2) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended, the following motion was placed:

Moved by Councillor Starr,
Seconded by Councillor Thompson;

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

Carried 2015-598

Moved by Councillor Thompson,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

Council moved out of closed session at 1:20 p.m.


Approval of Minutes

15.1. June 25, 2015 Regional Council Closed Session Report

Received 2015-599

Additional Item - Item 15.2:

15.2. Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 28 (Litigation or potential litigation, including matters before administrative tribunals, affecting a municipality or local board) (Oral)

Received 2015-600

Moved by Councillor Carlson,
Seconded by Councillor Starr;

That direction given "In Camera" to the Acting Regional Solicitor be approved, and voted upon in accordance with Section 239(6) (b) of the Municipal Act, 2001, as amended.

Carried 2015-601


16. BY-LAW TO CONFIRM THE PROCEEDINGS OF COUNCIL

Moved by Councillor Downey,
Seconded by Councillor Innis;

That By-law 48-2015 to confirm the proceedings of Regional Council at its meeting held on July 9, 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 2015-602


17. ADJOURNMENT

The meeting adjourned at 1:23 p.m.



K. Lockyer
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Regional Clerk

F. Dale
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Regional Chair