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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, March 28, 2002.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 211 Telephone Service Proposed for Peel
- Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program
- Stopping Prohibitions in Bolton, Town of Caledon to Remain
- Lake Ontario Shoreline Algae to be Studied
- Britannia Hills Golf Course to Expand
- Air Pollution Treatment Technology for Fly Ash to be Installed at KMS Peel
- Information Management Software Purchased
- Housing Production Report for 2001
- Construction Report for 2001


 Delegations/Presentations
  211 Telephone Service Proposed for Peel

Kathryn Pagonis, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel Region and Jonquil Eyre, Consultant, 211 Feasibility Study presented a 211 Telephone Service proposal to Regional Council. A 211 service would be a community information and referral service to help people locate services such as housing and health information and to provide all residents with access to important information, especially to people who are most vulnerable in society. Regional Council raised concerns over possible confusion with other designated numbers such as 411, 611 and 911 and costs involved to implement and operate the service. A future report on a 211 service in the Region will be brought to Council later this year.

(2002-349)
(2002-350)

  Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Program
 

Regional Council was updated on the status of the Healthy Babies, Healthy Children (HBHC) Program in the Region of Peel. The HBHC program was introduced in 1998 and is a comprehensive prevention and early identification program to improve children's developmental outcomes from pregnancy to age six by providing families access to screening, assessment, intervention, community resources and home visits.

(2002-395)


 Public Works
  Stopping Prohibitions in Bolton, Town of Caledon to Remain
By-law 14-2001

Regional Council approved a recommendation to maintain the current stopping prohibitions during morning and afternoon rush hours on Regional Road 50 through Bolton in the Town of Caledon. The prohibition came into effect in May 2001 to improve vehicle capacity, reduce traffic congestion and improve safety in Bolton's downtown area. After consultation with business owners, residents, motorists and pedestrians, Regional staff recommended that the existing stopping prohibitions remain in effect.

(2002-357)

  Lake Ontario Shoreline Algae to be Studied
 

Regional Council contributed $100,000 from Project 99-1920 Taste and Odour Control to develop long term preventative measures by researching the cause and methods to control the growth of Lake Ontario shoreline algae, known as Cladophora. Cladophora thrives in Lake Ontario due to the lake's rock bottom, clear water and vast nutrients and can grow up to 10 metres in length. When Cladophora decays on the beaches, it produces a strong sewer-like odour that is noticeable by residents and commuters along Mississauga's shoreline.

(2002-358)

  Britannia Hills Golf Course to Expand

Regional Council approved a recommendation to re-develop the Britannia Hills Golf Course to include an 18 hole championship golf course, a 9 hole executive course, driving range and a 10,000 square feet (900 square metres) clubhouse facility at an estimated cost of $8 to $10 million. Council allocated $250,000 for detailed design and engineering work. Construction will begin after the Britannia landfill site is closed and decommissioned. The re-development will be in partnership with the City of Mississauga.

(2002-361)

  Air Pollution Treatment Technology for Fly Ash to be Installed at KMS Peel
What is KMS Peel?

Regional Council approved an agreement with Wheelabrator Canada Corporation for the supply and installation of a WES-Phix treatment system to process and dispose of Air Pollution Control (APC) fly ash at KMS Peel Inc. The system adds a soluable phosphate to the APC fly ash to convert the fly ash into non-hazardous compounds that can be disposed of at a regular landfill. The estimated cost of this project $1.375 million and will save approximately $2.7 million in hazardous disposal costs over the next 9 years.

(2002-363)


 Management
  Information Management Software Purchased
Open Text Corporation Website

MFIPPA Introduction

Regional Council approved a contract with Open Text Corporation for "Livelink" - an electronic management software program at an estimated cost of $793,000 excluding applicable taxes and $720,000 for installation, upgrades and support over the next 5 years. Livelink will enhance the Region's computer systems by providing quick storage and retrieval of archived information, eliminate manual filing and provide a standard information management process as required by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA).

(2002-373)

 Planning
  Housing Production Report for 2001

Regional Council was updated on year-end 2001 housing production in the Region of Peel and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). During 2001, housing starts in Peel decreased by 8% and housing completions increased by 74%, as compared to the previous year. Within the GTA, the Region of Peel recorded the most housing completions in 2001 and was the 3rd largest area -- behind York Region and the City of Toronto -- for housing starts and units under construction.

(2002-388)

  Construction Report for 2001
 

Regional Council was updated on year-end 2001 construction activity in the Region of Peel and Greater Toronto Area (GTA). During 2001, residential building permits increased by 16%, industrial permits decreased by 26%, commercial permits increased by 25% and institutional building permits increased by 81%, as compared to the previous year. Despite the decrease of industrial permits, Peel maintained the highest number of industrial permits within the GTA. The total value of all the building permits issued in Peel for 2001 was approximately $2.8 billion.

(2002-389)


Meetings at a Glance

Next Regular Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 11, 2002 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2002 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Living Board of Directors Meetings
Thursday, April 18, 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 recorded in Decisions, please contact the Region of Peel, Clerk's at 905-791-7800, ext. 4320.


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