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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, October 4, 2001.



 Topics in this Issue:
- World Breastfeeding Week 2001
- Regional Chair's Award for Paramedic Excellence
- Peel's Long-Term Care Facilities Receive Accreditation
- Energy Procurement Consulting Services
- Universal Influenza Immunization Program
- One-Time Funding Allocation for Child Care Services
- Watermain to be Constructed on Mayfield Road, Town of Caledon, Ward 5
- Agreement with the City of Toronto for the Utilization of their Disco Road Waste Transfer Station
- Sump Pump Installation, Port Credit - City of Mississauga, Ward 1
- GO Transit - Region of Peel Development Charges By-law
- Tax Rebate Program for Eligible Charities


 Proclamations
  World Breastfeeding Week 2001
 

Regional Council proclaimed the week of October 1-7, 2001 as World Breastfeeding Week in the Region of Peel. World Breastfeeding Week is a global campaign to raise awareness and support for breastfeeding. Peel Health offers a variety of programs and services to promote breastfeeding and increase breastfeeding duration rates.

(2001-851)



 Delegations/Presentations
  Regional Chair's Award for Paramedic Excellence
 

Joseph Moore, General Manager, Ambulance and Emergency Services presented Jeremy Asselbergs, Graham Blair, Shauna Pereira, and Tammy Wheelans with the Regional Chair's Award for Paramedic Excellence. This award is presented to members of Peel Regional Ambulance Services who have demonstrated a superior level of excellence and public service through extension of their professional skills and/or exemplary service to the residents of the Region of Peel.

(2001-836)

  Peel's Long-Term Care Facilities Receive Accreditation
 

Carolyn Clubine, Administrator, Peel Manor; Wendy Beattie, Administrator, Vera M. Davis Centre; and Inga Mazuryk, Administrator, Sheridan Villa presented Regional Chair Kolb with the Certificate of Accreditation that was awarded to the Region's three long-term care facilities.

Peel Manor, Sheridan Villa and the Vera M. Davis Centre were recently awarded a 3-year accreditation status by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation (CCHSA), with no recommendations for improvement. A 3-year award is the highest award that can be granted by the CCHSA.

(2001-837)
(2001-852)


 Housing and Property
  Energy Procurement Consulting Services
 

Regional Council approved a recommendation to secure the consulting services of Earth Tech Canada Inc. at a cost of $130,400 to develop an energy purchasing strategy for the Region in light of the new opportunities for gas and hydro procurement in the deregulated energy market.

(2001-844)


 Human Services
  Universal Influenza Immunization Program
 

Regional Council was informed that for the second year in a row, Peel Health will ensure that the influenza vaccine is made available free of charge to residents of Peel. Peel Health will continue distribution of influenza vaccine to all sites where immunization will occur, continue coordination of immunization efforts with other organizations providing immunization clinics, and provide free influenza immunization clinics at various community locations.

(2001-850)

  One-Time Funding Allocation for Child Care Services
 

Regional Council authorized the distribution of $839,750 in a one-time only funding to community child care agencies, including the Region of Peel, to address Health and Safety concerns, to provide curriculum support and classroom assistance, and to assist with the relocation of a resource centre, Child Development Resource Connection Peel (CDRCP).

The Province will fund $756,600 of the costs, and the Region's share of $83,150 will be funded from the National Child Benefit account, resulting in no tax impact for the Region.

(2001-846)


 Public Works
  Watermain to be Constructed on Mayfield Road, Town of Caledon, Ward 5
 

Regional Council approved the construction of a watermain on Mayfield Road from Coleraine Drive to House #8602 on Mayfield Road at an estimated cost of $155,000. The affected property owners' share of the cost is estimated to be $30,005. Construction will begin in October 2001, with an expected completion date of November 2001.

(2001-858)

  Agreement with the City of Toronto for the Utilization of their Disco Road Waste Transfer Station
 

Regional Council approved the recommendation that staff enter into negotiations with the City of Toronto for the short term use of their Disco Road Waste Transfer Station for the purpose of managing and transferring the Region's waste for haulage and final disposal. Currently, the Region does not have the infrastructure in place to transfer its waste. The use of a waste transfer station is required to load Peel's residential waste into haulage trailers for transport to Michigan.

(2001-861)

  Sump Pump Installation, Port Credit - City of Mississauga, Ward 1
 

Regional Council approved a goodwill payment of $2,500 to selected residences on The Greenway, Beechwood Avenue, Richey Crescent, Lakeside Avenue, Hampton Crescent, and Montbeck Crescent to subsidize the installation of approximately 112 sump pumps to handle stormwater inflow, at a total cost of $280,000. Approval was also given to expand the existing check valve installation program by installing 35 more check valves in Port Credit, at a total cost of $73,500.

(2001-890)


 Management
  GO Transit - Region of Peel Development Charges By-law
 

Regional Council passed By-law 45-2001, which imposes development charges against all land in the Region of Peel to pay for increased GO Transit service costs arising from development within the Region.

(2001-830)
(2001-891)

  Tax Rebate Program for Eligible Charities
 

Regional Council passed By-law 48-2001, which amends the Tax Rebate Program for Eligible Charities so that eligible charities occupying commercial or industrial property will receive a tax rebate in the amount of 40% of the property taxes paid. This by-law complies with the provisions of Bill 140.

(2001-884)
(2001-891)



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

Next Regular Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 18,2001 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, October 25,2001 -- 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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