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The following are Decisions made
by Regional Council on
Thursday, August 9, 2001.
Decisions Newsletter



 Topics in this Issue:
- International Year of Volunteers
- Region of Peel Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Committee
- Additional Funding for Case Management Program
- Ontario Drug Benefit Coverage for Quit Smoking Medications
- Additional Watermain Installation on Mississauga Road and Steeles Avenue, City of Brampton - Ward 6
- Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Airport Road and Brock Drive, City of Brampton - Ward 10
- Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in the Region of Peel
- Area Municipal Traffic By-laws Exempt from Regional Council Approval
- New By-law to Enact Tax Relief for Low-Income Senior and Disabled Homeowners, 2001
- Mimico Creek Watersheds
- Housing in Peel (HIP) Monthly


 Proclamations
   
  International Year of Volunteers
   
 

Regional Council proclaimed the year 2001 as the International Year of Volunteers (IYV) in the Region of Peel. Over 1,500 Volunteers contribute their time and skills for the betterment of the Peel community. A Corporate celebration is planned to honour and thank these special individuals on September 30, 2001.

(2001-744)


 Appointments
   
  Region of Peel Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Committee
   
 

Regional Council appointed Councillors Pat Mullin, Paul Palleschi and Marolyn Morrison to the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Advisory Committee for a term ending November 30, 2003. This committee was established to receive and analyze feedback on ambulance service performance to ensure the service is meeting the community's needs from a medical perspective.

(2001-716)


 Human Services
   
  Additional Funding for Case Management Program
   
 

Regional Council was informed that the Ministry of Community and Social Services approved a request for the expansion of Peel Health's Case Management Program in the amount of $103,641. This program provides case management services to 305 children who have a developmental handicap and their families. Due to increased service demands, 99 children and families have been on a waitlist for services in 2001, 81 of which are still waiting for service.

(2001-693)

  Ontario Drug Benefit Coverage for Quit Smoking Medications
   
 

Regional Council approved a recommendation to petition the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care to request that nicotine replacement therapy and Zyban be covered under the Ontario Drug Benefits Plan to assist Ontario residents who want to quit smoking. The cost of quit-smoking medications makes them inaccessible to many Peel residents with low incomes. Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable illness and death in Ontario.

(2001-694)


 Public Works
   
  Additional Watermain Installation on Mississauga Road and Steeles Avenue, City of Brampton - Ward 6
   
 

Regional Council approved the installation of a 520m (1706 ft) watermain on Mississauga Road north from Steeles Avenue and an additional 1400m (4593 ft) watermain on Steeles Avenue from Mississauga Road to Heritage Road at an estimated cost of $900,000 (excluding taxes). The new watermains will improve water supply and water quality in the distribution system.

(2001-699)

  Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Airport Road and Brock Drive, City of Brampton - Ward 10
   
 

Regional Council approved funding in the amount of $100,000 for the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Airport Road and Brock Drive in an effort to improve safety and reduce delays at the intersection due to increasing volumes.

(2001-701)

  Mandatory Water Use Restrictions in the Region of Peel
   
 

Regional Council approved mandatory water use restrictions in the Region of Peel in order to reduce the amount of water used during this extended dry spell. Until further notice, Peel residents are required to refrain from watering their lawns, washing their cars and their driveways. Owners of businesses and residences with automated sprinkler systems are required to turn them off. Flower and vegetable gardens should be watered with watering cans only. All new sod recently laid is exempt from the water ban. Regional officials will review the situation daily to determine when the restrictions will be lifted.

(2001-709)


 Management
   
  Area Municipal Traffic By-laws Exempt from Regional Council Approval
   
 

Regional Council passed By-law 36-2001 to exempt area municipal traffic by-laws from Regional Council approval. The passage of this by-law allows for increased administrative efficiency as set out in the Government Efficiency Act, 2001.

(2001-710)
(2001-745)

  New By-law to Enact Tax Relief for Low-Income Senior and Disabled Homeowners, 2001
   
 

Regional Council repealed By-law 59-1998, Tax Relief for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities, and replaced it with By-law 37-2001, which increases the amount eligible for tax relief for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities to include all tax increases, not just reassessment-related tax increases. This new by-law complies with the provisions of Bill 140.

(2001-724)
(2001-745)


 Planning
   
  Mimico Creek Watersheds
   
 

Regional Council received correspondence from Gurbax S. Malhi, M.P., which advised of a petition he delivered to the House of Commons asking the federal government to assist in the protection of the Mimico Creek Watershed by co-ordinating public and social processes to turn over the lands to the public trust.

(2001-732)


 Housing and Property
   
  Housing in Peel (HIP) Monthly
   
 

Regional Council received a copy of the first issue of Housing in Peel (HIP) Monthly, a newsletter that highlights current issues of interest to social housing and service providers in the Region of Peel. HIP Monthly is produced by the Region of Peel Housing and Property Department. To receive a copy, please call 905-453-1300, ext. 2234.

(2001-742)



Next Peel Living Board of Directors Meetings
Thursday, September 6, 2001 -- 9:00 a.m.

Next Regular Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 6,2001 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, September 13,2001 -- 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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