M I N U T E S    PHC-2015-2

April 2, 2015

The Peel Housing Corporation met on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:35 a.m., in the Conference Centre, 1st Floor, Regional Administrative Headquarters, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.

Members Present: D. Austin; F. Dale; S. Elias; V. Hall; R. Mendis; G. Miles¨;C. Fonseca*; P. Palleschi; C. Parrish; B. Shaughnessy
Members Absent: E. Moore
Also Present: D. Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel; M. Mwarigha, General Manager; D. Bingham, Treasurer; J. Arcella, Deputy Treasurer, B. Colavecchia, Manager, Housing Operations and Tenancy Management; M. MacCrae, Manager, Housing Operations and Tenancy Management;P. O’Connor, Corporate Counsel; A. Macintyre, Corporate Secretary; C. Law, Deputy Corporate Secretary
* See text for arrivals
¨See text for departures

Chaired by President P. Palleschi



Moved by Director Mendis,
Seconded by Director Elias;

That the March 5, 2015 Peel Housing Corporation (PHC-1/2015) meeting minutes be approved.

Carried 2015-8


Moved by Director Miles,
Seconded by Director Hall;

That the agenda for the April 2, 2015, Peel Housing Corporation meeting be approved.

Carried 2015-9



5.1 Peel Living 2015 Budget
Presentation by M.S. Mwarigha, General Manager, Peel Housing Corporation

Moved by Director Hall,
Seconded by Director Dale;

That the 2015 Operating Budget with total revenue of $104.9 million and total expenditure of $95.7 million before Reserve transfers, as identified in Appendix I of the 2015 Budget Document, be approved;

And further, that the net transfers to Reserves of $9.2 million as identified in Appendix I of the 2015 Budget Document, be approved;

And further, that the 2015 Capital Budget for Peel Living for a total of $6.8 million for building renewal, as identified in Summary II of the 2015 Budget Document, be approved.

Carried 2015-10

Director Fonseca arrived at 8:56 a.m.

M.S. Mwarigha, General Manager, presented the 2015 Peel Living Budget. He highlighted shrinking transfers coming from upper levels of government; a need to modernize Peel Living business practices to be more financially sustainable; and major budget drivers such as capital improvements for building renewal.

In response to a question from Director Austin, John Arcella, Deputy Treasurer, noted that the the actuals in 2013 and previous years have been better than budgeted. M.S. Mwarigha, General Manager noted that the resulting actuals this will be clearer in the future when reported.

In response to a question from Director Dale, M.S. Mwarigha stated that any backlog of capital projects would not delay the beginning of new projects in the current year.

5.2 Procurement Activity Semi-Annual Report – July 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014

Received 2015-11

5.3 Selection of Planning and Community Engagement Firms for Twin Pines
Presentation by John van Nostrand, Project Director, planningAlliance and Luigi Ferrara, Institute Without Boundaries

Received 2015-12

M.S. Mwarigha, General Manager, provided a brief introductory presentation to the Board regarding the history of the Twin Pines site and its residents’ relationship with Peel Housing Corporation. He noted that to ensure redevelopment of the site in 2016, staff are working with residents to address financial challenges and ensure living accommodations for all residents who require it.

John van Nostrand, Project Director, planningAlliance, provided the Board with information on processes currently underway to redesign and redevelop the site. Luigi Ferrara, Institute Without Boundaries, noted that his firm is working on engaging the residents in the redevelopment process.

President Palleschi directed that the issue of Twin Pines become a standing item of PHC Board Agendas, so the Board can stay involved in the process.

5.4 Creditbend Terrace Update (Oral)
Presentation by Bruno Colavecchia, Manager, Housing Operations and Tenancy Management

Received 2015-13

Bruno Colavecchia, Manager, Housing Operations and Tenancy Management, provided the Board with an update on the recently discovered mould at Creditbend Terrace. He noted that all residents have been made aware of the problem, feedback so far has been positive, and that Peel Public Health has been fully involved. He stated remediation work at this time is planned to begin for mid-May 2015.

In response to a question from Director Fonseca, Bruno Colavecchia stated that plans are for both the dedicated support agent and a superintendent to be on-site during the remediation work.

President Palleschi inquired if those Directors who sit as City of Mississauga Councillors could help to expedite any required building permits so as to ensure that the remediation work is not delayed.

5.5 Queen Frederica Update (Oral)
Presentation by Mary Jo MacCrae, Manager, Housing Operations and Tenancy Management

Received 2015-14

Mary Jo MacCrae, Manager, Housing Operations and Tenancy Management provided the Board an update on the recent incidents that occurred at Queen Frederica. She reported that staff did follow-up immediately and have found that this was an isolated incident.

Director Dale suggested that staff request the Chief of Peel Regional Police come to a future Board meeting to discuss protocol when an incident such as the one at Queen Frederica occurs, and explain how best staff can work with them during a crisis.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Conference Centre, 1st Floor
Regional Administrative Headquarters
10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A
Brampton, Ontario


The meeting adjourned at 10:32 a.m.


P. Palleschi
A. Macintyre