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Decisions Newsletter

The following are decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, March 29, 2001.

Topics in this Issue:
- Stop Smoking Campaign Launched
- Internet Safety Committee Appointments
- Housing Production in Peel
- Homelessness Funds Sought
- Homeless Prevention Initiative
- Regional Land Transferred to Widen Terry Fox Way, City of Mississauga - Ward 5
- Highway 427 Extension Study Approved
- Stopping Prohibition Implemented in the Town of Caledon
- Peel Area Weed Inspectors Appointed
- Bio-solids Facility Upgrades/Refurbishing
- Industrial Sanitary Sewer Surcharge Rate

  Stop Smoking Campaign Launched
  Regional Council was updated on the launch of the Smoking By-law Campaign. Regional Council passed a resolution urging other municipalities to pass similar non-smoking by-laws to create standardized public smoking regulations across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

  Internet Safety Committee Appointments
  Regional Council appointed Councillors Rhoda Begley, Chris Harker and Maja Prentice to the Internet Safety Committee for a term ending November 30, 2003. Peel Regional Police established the Internet Safety Committee in May 1999 to develop initiatives to raise awareness of Internet Safety issues and develop child "cyberproofing" initiatives.

  Housing Production Increased in Peel
  Regional Council received a report detailing statistics regarding housing and apartment construction during 2000. There were 11,326 housing starts in Peel (33% increase from 1999), 8,484 housing units were completed (25% increase) and 8,841 units were still under construction at the end of 2000 (25% increase). These were the highest increases amongst the four GTA Regions.

 Housing and Property
  Homelessness Funds Sought
  Regional Council approved a recommendation to pursue funding opportunities with Provincial and Federal levels of government to create preventative and support service programs for homelessness in the Region of Peel.

  Homeless Prevention Initiative
  Regional Council approved a community partnership with Catholic Cross-Cultural Services, Malton Neighbourhood Services and the John Howard Society of Peel to manage homeless prevention programs in the Region of Peel.

  Regional Land Transferred to Widen Terry Fox Way, City of Mississauga - Ward 5
  Regional Council approved the transfer of surplus land to the City of Mississauga for the widening of Terry Fox Way. The land was transferred to allow the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to continue construction and have access to the roadway.

 Public Works
  Highway 427 Extension Study Approved
  Regional Council approved a proposal to contract a consultant to undertake a Boundary Transportation study and Environmental Assessment study in regards to the proposed Highway 427 Northerly Extension. This will be a joint study with the City of Brampton, Town of Caledon, City of Vaughan and York Region.

  Stopping Prohibition Implemented in the Town of Caledon
  Regional Council passed By-law 14-2001 to implement a stopping prohibition on Regional Road 50 for a distance of 215 metres north of Regional Road 9 (King Street) in the Town of Caledon. The prohibition will be in effect from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the east side, and 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the west side of Regional Road 50, Monday to Friday. A 24-hour stopping prohibition was also passed on Regional Road 50 from Elizabeth Street to Regional Road 9 (King Street) in the Town of Caledon. This prohibition will be monitored for a four-month trial period.

  Peel Area Weed Inspectors Appointed
  Regional Council appointed Stan Curylo and David Crake, from the Public Works department, as Peel's Area Weed Inspectors as directed by the Provincial Weed Control Act, R.S.O. 1999.

  Bio-solids Facility Upgrades/Refurbishing
  Regional Council approved a $7 million plan to upgrade and refurbish the Lakeview Bio-solids facility. The improvements will ensure the continued success and efficiency of handling and disposing of the Region's bio-waste.

  Industrial Sanitary Sewer Surcharge Rate
  Regional Council approved By-law 18-2001, a by-law to establish a qualitative sewer surcharge rate. This by-law sets the 2001 surcharge at $0.938 per thousand imperial gallons and is effective from January 1, 2001. All industries wishing to discharge excess effluent will be subject to this surcharge. Last year, seventy-seven companies took part in this program.

Next Peel Living Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, April 12, 2001 -- 9:00 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 12, 2001 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, April 19, 2001 -- 9:30 a.m.

All meetings are held in the Region's Council Chambers, Fifth Floor, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, unless otherwise noted.

For additional information on any of the items in Decisions, please contact the Region of Peel, Clerk's at 905-791-7800, ext. 4320.

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 -    Agendas
 -    2001 Calendar
 -    Committees
 -    Presentations
 -    Regional Council
 -    General Committee
 -    Peel Living
 -    Regional
 -    Peel Living
 -    Ward Boundries
 -    Decisions
 -    Council Members

For additional information contact the
Manager of Legislative Services at 905-791-7800, ext. 4462

Revised: Thursday April 16 2009


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