PUBLIC MEETING

THE REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY OF PEEL

MINUTES

Thursday, May 7, 2009

PURPOSE:

To hold a Public Meeting pursuant to Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended, to inform the public and to obtain their input with respect to a proposed amendment to the Regional Official Plan (ROPA 22) as it relates to transportation policies.

 

 


1. ROLL CALL

 
Members Present:

G. Carlson; F. Dale; G. Gibson; A. Groves; E. Kolb; S. McFadden; G. Miles; E. Moore; M. Morrison; P.Mullin;
P. Palleschi; C. Parrish; R. Paterak; P. Saito; J. Sanderson; J. Sprovieri, A. Thompson; R. Whitehead

 
 
Members Absent:

E. Adams, C. Corbasson, due to illness; S. Fennell, due to other municipal business; N. Iannicca, due to illness; K. Mahoney; H. McCallion, due to other municipal business; M. Prentice, due to vacation

 
 
Also Present:

D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer; C. Reid, Acting Commissioner of Employee and Business Services;
D. Labrecque, Commissioner of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services; N. Trim, Acting Chief Financial Officer and Commissioner of Corporate Services; K. Ward, Commissioner of Human Services; J. Smith, Commissioner of Health Services; P. O’Connor, Regional Solicitor and Director of Legal Services; J. Payne, Deputy Clerk; C. Thomson, Legislative Specialist

   

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2. OPENING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Regional Chair Kolb called the public meeting to order at 9:43 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton. He stated that the public meeting was open and was being held pursuant to Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended.

Chair Kolb stated that if a person or public body does not make oral submissions regarding this Amendment at this public meeting or make written submissions before this proposed Official Plan Amendment is adopted by the Regional Municipality of Peel, the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) may dismiss all or part of an appeal.


3. CONFIRMATION OF NOTIFICATION

Jeff Payne, Deputy Clerk stated that Notice of the Public Meeting was given in accordance with Section 17 (15) of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, as amended, by publication in the following news media:

  Brampton Guardian
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April 8, 2009
       
  Mississauga News
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April 8, 2009
       
  Caledon Enterprise
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April 8, 2009
       
  Caledon Citizen
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April 9, 2009

Further, it was noted that Notice of the Public Meeting was posted on the Regional website as of April 8, 2009 (www.peelregion.ca) and the Draft Official Plan Amendment was available to the public on the website as of the same date.


4. FURTHER NOTICE REQUEST

The Regional Chair stated that if any person would like further notice of the future passage of this proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA), that they should give their full name, address, postal code, and telephone number, in writing, at the Clerk’s reception counter prior to leaving the meeting.


5. STAFF PRESENTATIONS

  a) Tom AppaRao, Director, Transportation Planning, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, Regarding Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22 (ROPA 22) as it Relates to Transportation Policies

Received

Tom AppaRao, Director, Transportation Planning, Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, outlined the proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) with respect to transportation policies. He stated that the draft amendment is intended to foster increased sustainability of the transportation system in Peel. Tom AppaRao noted that the proposed Amendment had been circulated to a number of agencies and that comments had been received from some of those agencies. He further noted that Planning staff will review and consider all comments received, revise the Amendment and report back to Regional Council in Fall, 2009.

Councillor Sprovieri inquired if the proposed Amendment identifies the need for the future link from the Bolton by-pass to Highway 50. Tom AppaRao advised that the proposed Amendment deals only with transportation policies and that this matter will be addressed once the maps and schedules related with the Amendment have been developed.

Councillor Whitehead noted that the wording of the general policy statement does not adequately convey the urgency of priority projects and the need for them to be undertaken in a timely fashion. Tom AppaRao stated that staff will consider this suggestion when preparing the Amendment for the approval of Regional Council.


6. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

a) Oral Submissions

 
i)
Mary Jo Falle, Union President and Michel Revelin, Unit Vice President, CUPE Local 966, Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22 in Regards to Services Provided by TransHelp

Withdrawn


b) Written Submissions

  i) G. Sweeney, Acting Inspector, Ontario Provincial Police, Letter dated April 14, 2009 Advising that the Ontario Provincial Police have No Objection to Proposed Official Plan Amendment 22

Received

  ii) Thomas McKay, Constable Crime Prevention Services,Peel Regional Police, Email dated April 15, 2009 Advising that Peel Regional Police have No Comments Regarding Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22

Received

  iii) Esther Thyreum, Administrative Assistant, Peel Regional Paramedic Services, Email dated April 16, 2009 on behalf of Peter Dundas, Director, Peel Regional Paramedic Services Identifying No Concerns in Regards to Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22

Received

  iv) Jennifer Lawrence, Manager, Environmental Planning, Conservation Halton, Letter dated April 17, 2009 Advising that Conservation Halton will Defer their Review of the Proposed Official Plan Amendment 22 to the Credit Valley Conservation and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Received
  v) Paul Mountford, Intermediate Planning Officer, Peel District School Board, Letter dated April 20, 2009 Advising that the Peel District School Board has Reviewed Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22 and Has No Comment

Received

  vi) Chief Sharon Stinson Henry, Chippewas of RAMA First Nation, Letter dated April 21, 2009 Acknowledging Receipt of Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22

Received

  vii) Sharon Lingertat, Planner II, Toronto and Region Conservation, Letter dated April 22, 2009 Requesting a Copy of all Handouts and Display Material from Public Meetings Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment 22

Received

Additional Items – Items viii – xiv inclusive:

  viii) Vandana Veeraraghavan, Resident, Comments provided April 29, 2009 Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22 -Transportation Policies

Received

  ix) Ania Halliop, Resident, Comments provided April 29, 2009 Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22 - Transportation Policies

Received

  x) Deepak Baring, Resident, Comments provided April 29, 2009 Regarding the Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22 - Transportation Policies

Received

  xi) John La Chapelle, Manager Municipal Relations, Bell Canada, Letter dated April 30, 2009 Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22 - Transportation Policies

Received

  xii) Kathryn Pounder, Senior Strategic Advisor, Niagara Escarpment Commission, Letter dated May 4, 2009 Providing Comments on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22 - Transportation Policies

Received

  xiii) Maurizio Rogato, Land Development, Solmar Development Corporation, Letter dated May 6, 2009 Providing Comments and Suggestions on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22 – Transportation Policies

Received

  xiv) Micheal Gagnon, Managing Principal Planner, Gagnon Law Bozzo, Letter dated May 6, 2009 Providing Comments on Behalf of the North West Brampton Landowners Group Inc. on Proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment 22 – Transportation Policies

Received


7. CONCLUSION AND CLOSING OF PUBLIC MEETING

Chair Kolb advised those in attendance that comments and submissions will be taken into consideration and a final report and supporting by-law will be considered by Regional Council at a future meeting.


8. ADJOURNMENT

 Regional Chair Kolb officially closed the meeting at 10:08 a.m.

 

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED:

 

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Deputy Clerk