The following are decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, October
Week November 6-12, 2000
Regional Council proclaimed the week of
November 6 - 12, 2000 as Waste Reduction Week in the Region of Peel,
as requested by the Public Works department. This year's theme is
"Back to Basics: Putting the 'R' Pieces Together" and challenges
individuals to practice the 3R's of Waste Reduction: Reduce, Reuse
and Recycle; as well as organic composting.
Regional Council proclaimed November
15, 2000 as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day in the Region
of Peel, as requested by the Planning department GIS is a set
of technology tools used by staff in many departments and organizations
in Peel to assist in planning, co-ordinating and delivering goods
Regional Council presented Rowena Cooper
with the Ontario Heritage Foundation Achievement Award for over
25 years of volunteer service to Heritage Preservation. For
more information, visit the Heritage Foundation's website at
Regional Council petitioned the Ontario
Government to amend the Greater Toronto Services Board Act, 1998
to expand the GTSB's role in order to provide stronger support
in co-ordinating inter-regional services including transportation,
environmental protection, countryside planning and economic development.
Regional Council, in an ongoing environmental
effort to reduce waste in the Region of Peel, approved a recommendation
to investigate the effectiveness and economic impact of a possible
weekly pick up schedule for blue and grey boxes.
Regional Council approved an extension
of its current contract with Tacel Ltd. for the supply of Traffic
Signal Controllers and related equipment in the Region of Peel
for the year 2001. The approximate amount of the contract is
Regional Council approved the retention
of KMK Consultants Ltd. to provide design services, contract
administration and inspection for new water well and distribution
facilities in the Town of Caledon. The estimated cost of this
contract is $261,000 and is expected to be completed by the
Fall of 2001.
Regional Council approved an agreement
to provide financial support for improving infrastructure in
the City of Mississauga by expanding Highway 401 to six through-lanes
at the Mississauga Road interchange. Regional Council agreed
to finance 34% of the project's cost and the Ministry of Transportation
(MTO) will finance the remaining cost. The total cost of this
joint venture is not known as of this time.
Regional Council, in conjunction with
a rehabilitation effort by the Region Conservation Authority,
approved an encroachment on Regional Road 50 in the Town of
Caledon to allow construction of a pedestrian trail system and
pedestrian bridge in the Palgrave Mill Pond area.