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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, October 25, 2001.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Region of Peel Receives Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Canada Award of Excellence
- Triannual Financial Report - August 2001
- Region of Peel's Strategic Plan - "Directions for Success: Investing in Peel's Future"
- Access to Municipal Rights-of-Way by Telecommunications Companies
- Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Mayfield Road and Robertson Davies Drive/Cresthaven Road- City of Brampton, Ward 2
- Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site Landfill Gas Utilization Project
- Award of Tender for Waste and Recycling Haulage from Public Drop Off Facilities
- Appointment of By-law Enforcement Officers
- Three Bag Standard Program
- Algae in Lake Ontario
- Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility -Update on Odour Control Initiatives


 Delegations/Presentations
  Region of Peel Receives Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) Canada Award of Excellence

Alex Miller, President, ESRI Canada presented the ESRI Canada Award of Excellence to the Region of Peel for the Regional Planning Atlas. This award recognizes leadership and innovative use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The Atlas was designed as a practical tool to educate students in grades 7 and 8 about Peel Region. Since it was first launched in December 2000, over 800 copies have been donated to public, separate, and private schools in Peel that offer grades 7 and 8 geography classes.

(2001-900)
(2001-932)


 Management
  Triannual Financial Report - August 2001
 

Regional Council was informed that the Region's financial position for the eight-month period ending August 31st is favourable relative to the 2001 budget. The projection for the year 2001 is that there will be a surplus of $8.9 million in the Operating Budget ($5.9 million in tax supported programs and $3.0 million in utility rate programs).

(2001-930)

  Region of Peel's Strategic Plan - "Directions for Success: Investing in Peel's Future"
Press
Release

Regional Council endorsed the final draft of the Region of Peel's Strategic Plan, titled "Directions for Success: Investing in Peel's Future", as amended. The Strategic Plan is the result of a comprehensive consultation process that involved Regional Council, Senior Management Team, employees and community stakeholders. It will serve as a guide for Council and staff to address the evolving needs of the community during this term of Council.

(2001-903)

  Access to Municipal Rights-of-Way by Telecommunications Companies

By-law
11-2001

By-law
54-2001

Regional Council was advised that the first Municipal Access Agreement was signed between the Region of Peel and Group Telecom Inc. Group Telecom will pay the Region $25,000 in access fees in the first year of the Agreement and $10,000 annually thereafter. Staff will continue similar negotiations with other telecommunications companies.

Further, Regional Council passed By-law 54-2001 to amend By-law 11-2001, which imposes fees for services and activities provided by The Regional Municipality of Peel or for the use of its Property, to include Telecommunication Installation Fees. The new fees will apply to all telecommunications companies.

(2001-926)
(2001-951)


 Public Works
  Traffic Signals at the Intersection of Mayfield Road and Robertson Davies Drive/Cresthaven Road- City of Brampton, Ward 2
 

Regional Council approved the installation of traffic signals at the intersection of Mayfield Road and Robertson Davies Drive/Cresthaven Road at a cost of $120,000.

(2001-949)

  Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site Landfill Gas Utilization Project

Website

Regional Council awarded GRS Comcor Environmental Limited and Integrated Municipal Services with the financing, design, construction and operation of a Landfill Gas Utilization Facility at the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site (BSLS). The Landfill Gas Utilization Facility will collect and convert landfill gas (LFG) produced from decomposing waste to heat and/or electricity. The project will be self-financing, and the Region will receive royalties for the use of the gas.

(2001-907)

  Award of Tender for Waste and Recycling Haulage from Public Drop Off Facilities
Sandhill Disposal
Website

Regional Council, through the managed competition process, awarded the Region of Peel with the waste and recycling haulage contracts for the Britannia Public Waste and Recycling Drop Off Depot, Brampton Community Recycling Center (CRC) and the Bolton CRC at a two year cost of $583,574.70, $581,461.06 and $93,541.64 respectively. Sandhill Disposal was awarded the recycling haulage contract for the Caledon Public Recycling Drop Off Depot at a two year cost of $44,301.34.

(2001-908)


  Appointment of By-law Enforcement Officers
By-law
49-2001

Regional Council passed By-law 49-2001, a by-law that appoints By-law Enforcement Officers in the Region of Peel. A number of Public Works employees were appointed as By-law Enforcement Officers for the purpose of enforcing the Region's Waste Collection By-law.

(2001-916)
(2001-951)

  Three Bag Standard Program

Regional Council approved the recommendation that single family dwellings with Accessory Dwelling Units (e.g. Basement apartments) be treated as single dwellings under the Three Bag Standard Program, and as such, garbage bags in excess of three will require tags. Multiplex buildings (e.g. Duplexes up to and including sixplexes) will be entitled to separate three bag limits for each unit present.

(2001-918)

  Algae in Lake Ontario
 

Regional Council were informed that a widespread growth of Cladophora algae has presented a major odour problem across most of the inshore areas of Lake Ontario. Cladophora produces foul smelling clumps as it decays on beaches and lakefronts. The Region is taking the lead on developing an algae control strategy.

(2001-913)

  Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility - Update on Odour Control Initiatives

Regional Council were informed that the odours from the Lakeview Wastewater Treatment Facility have been reduced significantly. Various odour control initiatives have commenced and are proceeding on schedule. "Clear Scents", a community newsletter, was sent to residents in September to keep them informed of all works relating to odours and the wastewater facility. A Steering Committee has been formed with the Chair and Co-Chair of the Public Works Committee, Councillors of the City of Mississauga Wards 1 and 2, and Peel Senior Management. A Public Advisory Committee is also being selected to address community issues.

(2001-914)


Next Regular Committee Meeting
Thursday, November 8, 2001 -- 9:30 a.m.

Public Meeting
Regarding Official Plan Amendments, Numbers 3 and 4
Thursday, November 15, 2001 -- 9:30 a.m.


Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, November 15, 2001 -- following Public Meeting

Next Peel Living Board of Directors Meetings
Thursday, November 15, 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.

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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