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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, December 6, 2001.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Donation Presented to "Toys for Tots" Program
- Donation Presented to Ambulance Mascot Program
- Update on Affordable Social Housing in Peel
- Donation to the Red Cross
- Chinguacousy Health Services Board
- Food Services Contract for Long-Term Care Facilities and Day Care Centres
- Funding Allocated to Increase Early Child Development Opportunities
- Enforcement of Three-Bag Standard Program
- Regional Official Plan Amendments (OPA) Approved
- "ROAD WATCH" Decals on Regional Vehicles
- Fleet Vehicles and Equipment Requirements for Peel Ambulance and Emergency Services


 Delegations/Presentations
  Donation Presented to "Toys for Tots" Program
Councillor Palleschi

Councillor Paul Palleschi presented a cheque in the amount of $2,200 to Constable Angela Kennedy, Administrator, Toys for Tots Program. The Toys for Tots program is co-ordinated by Peel Regional Police in partnership with the Salvation Army and Canadian Tire and raises money to purchase Christmas gifts for children. The donated money was raised from a recent fundraiser organized by Councillor Palleschi.

(2001-1027)

  Donation Presented to Ambulance Mascot Program
Councillor Palleschi

Councillor Paul Palleschi presented a cheque in the amount of $2,200 to Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor, and Joe Moore, General Manager, Ambulance and Emergency Programs on behalf of the Ambulance Mascot Program. The Ambulance Mascot Program was initiated by Peel Ambulance and Emergency Personnel to raise money to purchase stuffed animals to be given to young children involved in traumatic incidents. The donated money was raised from a recent fundraiser organized by Councillor Palleschi.

(2001-1028)

  Update on Affordable Social Housing in Peel
Councillor Prentice

Regional Council was updated by Councillor Maja Prentice on Affordable Social Housing in the Region of Peel. Councillor Prentice informed Council that the Region will receive a proportion of $680 million allocated by the Federal Government for affordable housing and that lower interest rates are promoting new housing construction, as building costs are lower.

(2001-1026)

  Donation to the Red Cross

Chair Kolb

Glen Schnarr, Organizer, Emil Kolb Hootenanny, presented a cheque in the amount of $10,000 to Carol Jones, District Manager, Red Cross of Peel who accepted the cheque on behalf of the American Red Cross. The money was donated to help families from the September 11th terrorist attacks in the United States. The Emil Kolb Hootenanny is an annual event that raises money for children's charities.

(2001-1029)


 Appointments
  Chinguacousy Health Services Board
Councillor Miles

Regional Council reappointed Councillor Gael Miles to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board for a term ending December 31, 2002. The Chinguacousy Health Services Board establishes and operates a system of community health services for the residents of the Brampton area.

(2001-1086)


 Human Services
  Food Services Contract for Long-Term Care Facilities and Day Care Centres

Regional Council awarded a 12-month contract to Serca Food Service Inc. and Complete Purchasing Services Inc. to provide food services to Long-Term Care facilities and Day Care services in the Region of Peel commencing January 1, 2002. The total estimated cost for the food services contract is $1.4 million.

(2001-1040)

  Funding Allocated to Increase Early Child Development Opportunities
 

Regional Council allocated $50,000 to the Early Years Challenge Fund - a provincial initiative encouraging communities to provide all children in Ontario with early development opportunities. Projects that might be included in this initiative are early learning for children aged 0-6, pre-natal/pregnancy education, and parenting services. Provincial and private sector funding will also be used for this initiative.

(2001-1039)


 Public Works
  Enforcement of Three-Bag Standard Program

Regional Council approved a strategy to enforce compliance of the three-bag limit in the Region of Peel. As of February 4, 2002, any non-tagged bags over the 3-bag limit will be left at the curb. If the bags are not removed from curbside by the following day, the Region will collect the bag, record the offence and educational materials will be distributed to the residence. Subsequent offences will result in a Waste Offence Ticket being issued.

(2001-1062)


 Planning
  Regional Official Plan Amendments (OPA) Approved
What's the Official Plan?

By-law 63-2001

By-law 64-2001

Regional Council passed By-laws 63-2001 and 64-2001 adopting two amendments to the Region of Peel Official Plan. Regional Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 3 will integrate the remaining section of Highway 7 within the Region of Peel into the Regional roads network. OPA 4 will implement recommendations of the York/Peel Transportation Study supporting a northward road expansion at the intersection of Highway 7 and Highway 427.

(2001-1104)
(2001-1105)


 Management
  "ROAD WATCH" Decals on Regional Vehicles

Regional Council approved a recommendation to affix "ROAD WATCH" decals to all Regional vehicles to promote awareness of the program. ROAD WATCH aims to reduce aggressive driving and improve traffic safety in the community by allowing residents to report dangerous drivers to the police. ROAD WATCH was initiated by the Area Municipalities- all of whom have the ROAD WATCH decals on their vehicles.

(2001-1083)

  Fleet Vehicles and Equipment Requirements for Peel Ambulance and Emergency Services

Regional Council approved the purchase of six new ambulances, one first response vehicle, and related patient transportation and medical equipment in 2002 at a total approximate cost of $730,000, subject to Capital Budget approval. The purchase, in accordance with Provincial guidelines, will replace older vehicles and equipment. The Region of Peel assumed responsibility of Ambulance and Emergency Services on January 1, 2001.

(2001-1085)

 


Next Regular Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 10, 2002 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, January 17, 2001 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Living Board of Directors Meetings
Thursday, January 17, 2001-- 11:30 a.m.



Upcoming 2002 Budget Meetings
Thursday, January 10, 2002 -- 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 17, 2002 -- After Committee
Thursday, January 24, 2002 -- After Council
Thursday, January 31, 2002 -- 9:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 7, 2002 -- After Committee


Click for a list of all 2002 Council and Committee meetings


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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