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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.