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Decisions Newsletter

The following are decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, May 31, 2001.


 Topics in this Issue:
- Winners of the Composting Awareness Week Gardening Contest
- Public Service Network Awarded for Excellence
- Emergency and Protective Services Committee
- Peel Regional Housing Corporation Board
- Reinvestment in National Child Benefit Program
- Actions to Improve Air Quality in the Region of Peel
- Derry and Dixie Roads Feasibility Study Extended
- Winter Control Services Study
- Weekly Recycling Pick-up in Town of Caledon
- Community Recycling Centres Contracts


 Appointments
 
  Winners of the Composting Awareness Week Gardening Contest
   
 

Regional Council congratulated and awarded plaques to five schools for their recent success in the Region of Peel's Composting Awareness Week Gardening Contest. Winners of the awards were Aloma Crescent Public School (in absentia), Pheasant Run Public School, Lorne Park Public School, Metropolitan Andrei Separate School and Credit View Public School.

(2001-475)

  Public Service Network Awarded for Excellence
   
 

Regional Council congratulated Regional and Area Municipal staff for their efforts in implementing the Public Service Network (PSN) which recently won a Technology in Government Award and a Showcase Ontario Award. The Network links the Region of Peel, City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and Town of Caledon together to provide a shared electronic resource of information.

(2001-476)


 Appointments
   
  Emergency and Protective Services Committee
   
 

Regional Council established the Emergency and Protective Services Committee (EPSC) to oversee and address issues arising from 911, Police and Ambulance services within the Region of Peel. The initial membership of the Committee, consisting of all members of the Emergency Communications Ad hoc Committee (ECAC), includes Chair Emil Kolb and Councillors Frank Dale, Marolyn Morrison, Pat Mullin, Paul Palleschi, Maja Prentice and Carol Seglins.

(2001-508)

  Peel Regional Housing Corporation Board
   
 

Regional Council appointed Chair Emil Kolb and Councillors Rhoda Begley, Lorna Bissell, Carmen Corbasson, Cliff Gyles, Katie Mahoney, Marolyn Morrison, Pat Mullin, Paul Palleschi, Maja Prentice, Carol Seglins, Ian Sinclair and Richard Whitehead to serve on the the Peel Regional Housing Corporation (PRHC) Board of Directors.

(2001-526)


 Human Services
   
  Reinvestment in National Child Benefit Program
   
 

Regional Council allocated $1.2 million dollars in savings from social programs to be reinvested into the National Child Benefit program. Originally started in 1998, the program provides funds to improve programs and services to benefit low-income families with children and reduce child poverty.

(2001-494)

  Actions to Improve Air Quality in the Region of Peel
   
 

Regional Council approved recommendations to Improve Air Quality in the Region of Peel. The recommendations focus on seven key areas to develop actions in order to reduce smog and air pollutants: Reduce emissions of Region-owned vehicles, reduce corporate air emissions during poor air quality periods, initiate a comprehensive long-term transportation master plan, develop car pool lots along major highways, reduce emission of greenhouse gases, retrofit Regional facilities for energy efficiency and community education of environmental issues.

(2001-528)


 Public Works
   
  Derry and Dixie Roads Feasibility Study Extended
   
 

Regional Council retained SNC Lavalin Engineers to provide additional engineering services on the expanded Derry and Dixie Roads Feasibility Study in the City of Mississauga at an estimated cost of $79,235. The expansion was extended to include a comprehensive study of surrounding Regional Roads from Highway 401 north to Steeles Avenue, and Highway 410 to east of Dixie Road.

(2001-503)

  Winter Control Services Study
   
 

Regional Council awarded a contract to Delcan Consultants to provide an analysis of current methods and service delivery of Winter Control services in the Region of Peel. The study will focus on the current effectiveness of the delivery of winter services and propose new service models to produce cost efficiency and effectiveness.

(2001-505)

  Weekly Recycling Pick-up in Town of Caledon
   
 

Regional Council approved a recommendation to provide weekly Blue and Grey box pick-up throughout the Town of Caledon as in the City of Brampton and City of Mississauga. The weekly recycling service commences across the Region of Peel in June 2001 in conjunction with the Three Bag Standard program.

(2001-507)

  Community Recycling Centres Contracts

   
  Regional Council retained MacViro Consultants Incorporated to provide architectural design, contract administration and construction supervision for the South West Peel Community Recycling Centre and retained Planning & Engineering Initiatives Limited for the South East Centre. In January 2001, Council allocated seven acres at both the Clarkson Water Pollution Control Plant and the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant for the Centres.
(2001-525)




Next Peel Living Board of Directors Meetings
Thursday, June 21, 2001 -- 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 12, 2001 -- 9:00 a.m.


Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, June 21, 2001 -- 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, July 12, 2001 -- 9:30 a.m.




Peel Living Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 14, 2001 -- 11:30 a.m.



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

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