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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, March 7, 2002.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Update on Affordable Housing in Peel
- Region of Peel Achieves Level 2 Certification from the National Quality Institute (NQI)
- Child Health Report 2002
- Region of Peel's Outreach Program Successful
- Section of Highway 7 Transferred to the Region of Peel
- Downspout Disconnection Program Extended
- Central Community Recycling Centre Chosen in the City of Mississauga
- Stopping Prohibition on Regional Road 50 near Pine Street
- Stopping Prohibition on Regional Road 18 between Highway 407 and Regional Road 15


 Delegations/Presentations
  Update on Affordable Housing in Peel

Councillor Morrison

Councillor Miles

Regional Council was updated by Councillor Morrison and Councillor Miles on Affordable Housing in the Region of Peel. Councillor Morrison introduced Dolores, a resident of Peel, who spoke of her homeless experience and of people in similar situations. Councillor Morrison told Council of a recent meeting held between Peel and Provincial representatives where Peel proposed a housing plan. The Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing is currently reviewing the plan. Councillor Miles read an article recently published in the Brampton Guardian about a reporter's experience with a homeless man.

(2002-250)
(2002-254)

  Region of Peel Achieves Level 2 Certification from the National Quality Institute (NQI)

John Perry, Senior Quality Advisor and Senior Vice President, National Quality Institute and Bill Pallett, Senior Vice President, People and Quality, Delta Hotels congratulated the Region of Peel for achieving Level 2 Certification in the Progressive Excellence Program by the National Quality Institute. The NQI program focuses private and public organizations on a commitment to excellence. Level 2 certification required the Region to set priorities for improvement, stability and quality assurance.

(2002-252)

 Human Services
  Child Health Report 2002

Child Health Report 2002

Regional Council was updated on the health of Children in the Region of Peel. Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health reported that the health of Peel's children is good overall; however, Dr. McKeown highlighted some concerns with growing trends of obesity, poverty, drug and tobacco use and sexually transmitted diseases. This report is one of a series of reports by Dr. McKeown to highlight key health issues and concerns in the Region of Peel. For more information about the Child Health Report, call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700.

(2002-253)

  Region of Peel's Outreach Program Successful
 

Regional Council was updated on the Region of Peel's Outreach Program. The Project was set up as a pilot from January 2000 to December 2001 to help individuals and families that are homeless or have the potential of becoming homeless. The Outreach program has identified several barriers that inhibit effective outreach such as stigmatization and restrictions in services and have developed creative solutions to overcome these problems.

(2002-255)
(2002-256)


 Public Works
  Section of Highway 7 Transferred to the Region of Peel
 

Regional Council assumed a portion of Highway 7 from the Ministry of Transportation between Highway 410 and the Region of Peel / Region of Halton boundary. The section of highway will be designated Regional Road 107 to allow for continued recognition of the old Highway 7 designation. As requested by City of Brampton Council, the section will be named "Bovaird Drive" to establish continuity and consistency with the existing segment of Bovaird Drive.

(2002-297)

  Downspout Disconnection Program Extended
 

Regional Council extended a contract with R-CON Contracting Inc. for the completion of downspout disconnections in the Park Royal area, City of Mississauga. On October 16, 2000, the Region began mandatory downspout disconnections. Since then, over 2600 homes have been disconnected and approximately 800 homes still remain. The estimated cost of the contract extension is $470,000.

(2002-298)

  Central Community Recycling Centre Chosen in the City of Mississauga
Recycling Depots

Regional Council authorized staff to consider a 1.7 hectares (4.2 acres) parcel of land adjacent to the Meadowvale Works Depot on Battleford Road, City of Mississauga for the location of a new Central Community Recycling Centre. The Centre will replace the recycling drop-off area at the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site when the facility closes. Currently, the proposed land is being used as a leash-free dog park and would be leased from the City of Mississauga subject to applicable development approvals.

(2002-318)

 By-laws
  Stopping Prohibition on Regional Road 50 near Pine Street
By-law 12-2002

Regional Council passed By-law 12-2002 to implement a stopping prohibition on the east side of Regional Road 50 from Pine Street to a point 42 metres north of Pine Street in the Town of Caledon. The prohibition will prevent motorists from stopping and parking on the side of the road - where cars have been blocking an entrance to a private driveway.

(2002-294)
(2002-320)

  Stopping Prohibition on Regional Road 18 between Highway 407 and Regional Road 15
By-law 15-2002

Regional Council passed By-law 15-2002 to implement a stopping prohibition on both sides of Regional Road 18 (Mavis Road) between Highway 407 and Regional Road 15 (Steeles Avenue). The prohibition will prevent motorists from parking on a mountable curb, which has resulted in considerable damage to property.

(2002-295)
(2002-320)



Meetings at a Glance

Next Regular Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2002 -- 9:30 a.m.

Special Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2002 -- 1:00 p.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, March 28, 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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