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.
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.
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 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.