It’s a slow week for council and committees in Brampton and Peel.

As always, Bramptonist will be rounding up the interesting items on upcoming city council and committee meetings, so you don’t have to bore yourselves with tedious PDFs.

All meetings are open to the public (aside from closed items), and are generally held in the City Council Chambers, unless stated otherwise.

Committee of Adjustment

October 25, 2016, 9:00 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Issues in Brief

  • 10900 Coleraine Drive is seeking permissions in order to relocate the heritage farmhouse
  • 39 Agricola Road’s residents are seeking to widen their driveway in such a way that there will be no front yard
  • A Montessori School is seeking permission to set up with a day nursery at 11499 The Gore Road

Agenda and reports available here.

City Council

October 26, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Council Chambers, City Hall

Announcements and Proclamations

  • Brampton Board of Trade Santa Claus Parade on November 19
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day on October 27

Issues in Brief

  • A report outlining the possibility of mandatory recorded votes at all council and standing committee meetings (page 36)
    • If the clerk were to start recording every vote, it would add up to 8 hours of council time per year
    • Staff thinks this is unnecessary, as councillors at any time can request a recorded vote

Agenda and reports available here.

Regional Council

October 27, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Council Chambers, Regional HQ at 10 Peel Centre Drive

Peel’s Centralized Wait List for Affordable Housing

  • Peel maintains a waiting list for residents seeking affordable housing
  • As of July 2016, 12,580 households are on the list
  • In the first half of 2016, 3,234 households were placed on the list and 348 households were placed in housing
  • Service is based on a first-come, first-served basis except in a few exceptions
    • Households where a member is fleeing domestic violence
    • Peel has a special medical category for people with a terminal illness with less than 2 years to live
  • Low turnover of units, and a low supply leads to a large waitlist
  • Report on page 26

Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

  • Region of Peel is receiving $104 million from the federal infrastructure fund, to be matched with equal funding through a partnership of the region and province
  • Peel is receiving 10 per cent of the provincial allocation of the CWWF
  • Report on page 37

Caledon wants to annex land from Vaughan to expand Bolton

  • Businesses in Bolton are complaining about a lack of sales
  • Site is 378 acres
  • Land is already serviced, and is on the potential future Bolton GO line
  • Report/presentation on page 153

Agenda and reports available here.