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The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, September 13, 2001.
Decisions Newsletter



 Topics in this Issue:
- Waste Reduction Week, October 15-21, 2001
- Paramedic Week, September 24-29, 2001
- Crime Prevention Academy Initiative
- Student Safety/Traffic Concerns Addressed
- Rehabilitation of Mount Charles Bridge on Derry Road, City of Mississauga - Ward 5
- Rehabilitation of Charleston Sideroad Bridge, Town of Caledon - Ward 1
- Additional Odour Control Equipment for Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility
- Region of Peel Exceeds Community Placement Targets
- West Nile Virus Update
- Increased Emergency Services Calls Results in Increased Funding
- Regional Traffic By-laws Consolidated
- Funding of Capped Property Tax Increases


 Proclamations
  Waste Reduction Week, October 15-21, 2001
 

Regional Council proclaimed the week of October 15-21, 2001 as Waste Reduction Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Waste Management department. This year's theme is "Too Good to Waste" and will challenge and educate individuals to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Compost. The Region will be planning various events throughout the week and will be holding a Recycling Art Contest for area schools to enter.

(2001-784)

  Paramedic Week, September 24-29, 2001
 

Regional Council proclaimed the week of September 24-29, 2001 as Paramedic Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by Ambulance and Emergency Services. The Region will be setting up displays in area shopping malls and holding an Open House during the week to educate the public about pre-hospital care and raise awareness of the vital role that paramedics provide during emergency situations.

(2001-797)


 Delegations/Presentations
  Crime Prevention Academy Initiative
 

Regional Council was advised of a new Crime Prevention Initiative developed by Peel Regional Police known as the Crime Prevention Academy. Constable Tom McKay outlined the initiative to Council as a course to train citizens on personal safety, protection of property, cyberproofing and neighbourhood dispute resolution.

(2001-768)

  Student Safety/Traffic Concerns Addressed
 

Regional Council was advised of pedestrian safety concerns due to traffic on Steeles Avenue at Hartford Trail and Orchard Drive. Council asked Regional Staff to investigate traffic and signalling options and review appropriate signage to address the safety concerns.

(2001-769 to 2001-772)



 Public Works
  Rehabilitation of Mount Charles Bridge on Derry Road, City of Mississauga - Ward 5
 

Regional Council awarded a contract to Soncin Construction for the rehabilitation of the Mount Charles Bridge on Derry Road in the City of Mississauga at an estimated cost of $504,201.40. The rehabilitation is part of the Region's bridge structures long-term maintenance program.

(2001-779)

  Rehabilitation of Charleston Sideroad Bridge, Town of Caledon - Ward 1
 

Regional Council awarded a contract to Bob Hendricksen Construction for the rehabilitation of the Charleston Sideroad Bridge over the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in the Town of Caledon at an estimated cost of $485,995.

(2001-780)

  Additional Odour Control Equipment for Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility
 

Regional Council approved a $8.5 million project in an ongoing commitment to reduce odours at the Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility. The project involves contracts to three companies: KMK/Black & Weatch Consultants for project engineering and administration; Alfa-Laval for the supply and installation of two dewatering centrifuges; and Schwing America for the supply and installation of two sludge cake pumps.

(2001-782)


 Human Services
  Region of Peel Exceeds Community Placement Targets
 

The Region of Peel was awarded $1,892,500 from the Province for exceeding the Provincial Community Placement targets set by the Ontario Works program. The funds have been placed in a reserve account to be used in 2002 to support future Ontario Works in Peel placement programs.

(2001-790)

  West Nile Virus Update
 

The Associate Medical Officer of Health updated Regional Council on the status of the West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel. The doctor told Council that ten birds were tested positive with the virus but no human infection cases have been reported in Peel. Council was assured that the risk to people remains low and will remain low as seasonal changes reduce the mosquito population.

(2001-794)



 Management
  Increased Emergency Services Calls Results in Increased Funding
 

Regional Council approved additional funding of $350,000 for maintenance and repairs to Peel's Ambulance and Emergency Services vehicles. The extra funding is due to a 25% rise in emergency call volume, which has increased the use and mileage of emergency vehicles beyond estimated levels of service.

(2001-798)



 By-laws
  Regional Traffic By-laws Consolidated
 

Regional Council passed By-law 41-2001, a by-law to consolidate the by-laws that regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel. This by-law repeals over 50 traffic by-laws passed from 1994 to 2001 and combines all the traffic regulations into one updated by-law.

(2001-778)
(2001-818)

  Funding of Capped Property Tax Increases
 

Regional Council passed By-law 41-2001, a by-law to establish a percentage by which tax decreases are limited for 2001 for properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes. Council enacted this by-law to fund a $4,497,656 shortfall from capped tax increases to multi-residential properties.

(2001-815)
(2001-818)



Next Regular Council Meeting

Thursday, September 27,2001 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 4,2001 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Living Board of Directors Meetings
Thursday, October 18, 2001 -- 9:00 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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