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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, February 14, 2002.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Peel/York Water Servicing Agreement Signed
- Region of Peel Receives Second Consecutive GFOA Award
- Region of Peel Employees Raise Over $162,000 for the United Way in 2001
- 2002 Region of Peel Budget Approved with 2.1 Per Cent Tax Rate Increase
- Establishing 2002 Regional Tax Ratio Delegated to Area Municipalities
- Renovations to Children's Services Office
- Waste Collection Areas to be Rebalanced
- No U-Turns Permitted on Bovaird Drive at Mountainash Road
- Flashing 40 km/h Speed Limit Implemented on Regional Road 9 (King Street)


 Delegations/Presentations
  Peel/York Water Servicing Agreement Signed

Regional Council raised water glasses and toasted as Regional Chair Emil Kolb, Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Bill Fisch, Chair, Region of York and Alan Wells, Chief Administrative Officer, Region of York signed the York/Peel Water Servicing Agreement. Under the terms of the Agreement, the Region of Peel will provide an escalating quantity of water to York that will increase as the capacity of Peel's water supply and distribution system expands to meet York's servicing requirements.

(2002-197)

  Region of Peel Receives Second Consecutive GFOA Award
GFOA Website

Regional Council congratulated Regional staff from Corporate Finance, Financial Services and Communication Services for winning the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) award for the second consecutive year. The Award was given in recognition of the Region's 2001 Business Plan.

(2002-199)

  Region of Peel Employees Raise Over $162,000 for the United Way in 2001

Regional Chair Kolb and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer presented a cheque on behalf of Region of Peel Employees for $162,143 to the United Way of Peel Region. Throughout the year, Region of Peel Employees held various fundraisers and events to raise money for the United Way. The money raised in 2001 surpassed the Region's goal by over $30,000.

(2002-200)


 Management
  2002 Region of Peel Budget Approved with 2.1 Per Cent Tax Rate Increase
 

Regional Council approved the 2002 Current Budget at its Special Regional Council meeting held February 7, 2002, resulting in a 2.1 per cent overall tax rate increase to meet increased police services requirements.

The 2002 Capital Budget and water and wastewater rates were approved at an earlier meeting held January 10, 2002 at an estimated total of $438,919,000. The 2002 water rate was increased by 3%, effective April 1, 2002 to $1.85 per 1,000 gallons ($4.0784 per 10 cubic metres) and the 2002 wastewater rate was held constant at $2.20 per 1,000 gallons ($4.8393 per 10 cubic metres).

The 2002 Operating Budget was approved at an estimated total of $728 million, of which $177.9 million represents policing costs. The portion of the budget representing directly controlled Regional programs was established at a level that delivers no tax increase for the twelfth consecutive year.

(2002-4)
(2002-7)
(2002-184)

  Establishing 2002 Regional Tax Ratio Delegated to Area Municipalities
 

Regional Council, under Section 364 of the Municipal Act, delegated the upper-tier tax ratio setting authority to the area municipalities, subject to approval from the Minister of Finance. Due to the uniqueness of Peel's waste and policing costs, upper-tier tax rates are difficult to set. Delegation of this authority allows area municipalities flexibility in determining their own tax ratios.

(2002-216)
(2002-240)


 Human Services
  Renovations to Children's Services Office
 

Regional Council allocated $150,000 from the Children's Services Building Reserve to finance renovations to the Children's Services office at the Public Works facility on Wolfedale Road. The renovations are needed to provide for additional functions that were recently transferred from the Province and to construct confidential interview areas for clients.

(2002-225)


 Public Works
  Waste Collection Areas to be Rebalanced

Webpage

Regional Council approved changes to waste collection areas in the Region of Peel, commencing the week of April 1, 2002. Due to growth in new housing developments, waste collection routes needed to be revised to meet collection demands and accommodate peak waste generation periods. Council also approved staff to undertake a communication strategy to inform residents whose collection date has been changed.

(2002-233)

  No U-Turns Permitted on Bovaird Drive at Mountainash Road
By-law 4-2002

Regional Council passed By-law 4-2002, amending By-law 41-2000, to prohibit eastbound to westbound and westbound to eastbound U-turns on Regional Road 10 (Bovaird Drive) at Mountainash Road in the City of Brampton. The U-turn prohibition is due to the configuration of the intersection, volume of traffic and operating speeds, which makes U-turns unsafe in this area.

(2002-229)
(2002-240)

  Flashing 40 km/h Speed Limit Implemented on Regional Road 9 (King Street)
By-law 13-2002

Regional Council passed By-law 13-2002, amending By-law 41-2000, to reduce the speed limit on Regional Road 9 (King Street) in the Town of Caledon from 60 km/hr to a flashing 40 km/hr speed limit zone from a point located 440 metres west of Heart Lake Road to a point located 520 metres east of Kennedy Road from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on school days. The reduced speed limit was requested by the Herb Campbell Public School Association and was recommended by Regional staff after a traffic study was conducted.

(2002-231)
(2001-240)


Meetings at a Glance

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2002 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, March 7, 2002 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Living Board of Directors Meetings
Thursday, March 28, 2002 -- 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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