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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, May 9, 2002.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Mental Health Week, May 6 - May 12, 2002
- Public Works Week, May 19 - May 25, 2002
- Children's Water Awareness Week, June 3 - June 9, 2002
- Long-Term Care Subcommittee
- William Osler Health Centre Board of Directors
- Social Housing Update
- Older Adults' Housing Strategic Plan Approved
- West Nile Virus Initiatives in Peel
- Speed Limit on Regional Road 1 Extended
- Dual Left Turn Lane Designated
- Results of the 2001 Decisions Newsletter Survey


 Proclamations
  Mental Health Week, May 6 - May 12, 2002
 

Regional Council proclaimed the week of May 6 - May 12, 2002 as Mental Health Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Peel Mental Health Housing Coalition (PMHHC).

Mental Health Week is declared annually in communities throughout Canada and assists in promoting awareness of mental health issues, including securing adequate and stable housing.

(2002-495)

  Public Works Week, May 19 - May 25, 2002

Regional Council proclaimed the week of May 19 - May 25, 2002 as Public Works Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Public Works department.

Annually celebrated in May, this year's theme is "Committed to Our Communities". The Region will be holding various events across the Region, including a Truck Driving Skills Rodeo, Public Works Scavenger Hunt and Open House on May 25, 2002 at 10 Peel Centre Dr..

(2002-516)
 

  Children's Water Awareness Week, June 3 - June 9, 2002

Regional Council proclaimed the week of June 3 - June 9, 2002 as Children's Water Awareness Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Planning department.

Children's Water Awareness Week includes the Peel Children's Water Festival, held June 3 - June 8, 2002 at Heart Lake Conservation Area. The festival is expected to educate over 5,000 students about water use and water conservation.

(2002-541)
 



 Appointments
  Long Term Care Subcommittee
 

Regional Council appointed Councillor George Carlson to serve on the Long Term Care Subcommittee for a term ending November 30, 2003 or until a successor is appointed.

(2002-507)

 



  William Osler Health Centre Board of Directors
 

Regional Council appointed Councillor Susan DiMarco to serve on the William Osler Health Centre Board of Directors for a term ending on the date of the Health Centre's Annual General Meeting in 2003.

(2002-522)
 



 Delegations/Presentations
  Social Housing Update
 

Councillor Katie Mahoney and Councillor Susan Fennell updated Regional Council and General Committee on Social Housing issues in the Region of Peel. Councillor Mahoney advised Council that Affordable Housing is gaining attention and stressed the need for ongoing financial support from the Provincial and Federal Government. Councillor Fennell informed Committee that partnerships with both public and private sectors are essential to finding Affordable Housing solutions.

(2002-490)
(2002-492)

 Human Services
  Older Adults' Housing Strategic Plan Approved
 

Regional Council approved the Strategic Work Plan of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults' Housing. The Strategic Plan is an action-orientated document that focuses on real and obtainable goals through partnerships within the community. The Advisory Group has been meeting since June 2001 to develop a Strategic Plan based on a process of identifying key housing priorities.

(2002-497)
 
West Nile Virus Initiatives in Peel
More about the West Nile Virus

Regional Council was updated on the status of West Nile Virus (WNV) and initiatives being undertaken by the Region of Peel in 2002. The initiatives include educating the public about prevention and reducing exposure to the West Nile Virus and surveillance of activity in birds, mosquitoes and humans.

(2002-501)
 


Public Works
  Speed Limit on Regional Road 1 Extended
By-law 28-2002

Regional Council passed By-law 28-2002 to amend By-law 41-2001 to extend the existing 50 km/h (30 mph) speed limit on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) to 400 metres north of Queen Street in the City of Brampton. The extension was in response to local concerns about high noise levels from heavy trucks using engine brakes on a downgrade. The speed limit extension will allow heavy trucks to reduce their speed on level ground prior to the downgrade.

(2002-511)
(2002-562)

  Dual Left Turn Lane Designated
By-law 27-2002

Regional Council passed By-law 27-2002 to designate a westbound dual left turn lane at the intersection of Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway) and the Credit Valley Hospital Entrance in the City of Mississauga. The dual lanes were constructed to provide safe access to the hospital due to anticipated heavy westbound left turn volumes.

(2002-514)
(2002-562)

 Management
  Results of the 2001 Decisions Newsletter Survey
 

Regional Council received a report outlining the results of the Decisions Newsletter Survey conducted in November 2001. Overall, response to Decisions was positive with many respondents choosing to receive future Decisions issues by electronic distribution through Peel's Website. Future initiatives for Decisions include possible changes to the design of Decisions and developing partnerships with area municipalities to provide easier access to Council newsletters. We thank all those who took time to respond to the Decisions survey. Your input was valuable and appreciated.

(2002-521)




Meetings at a Glance

Next Regular Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 23, 2002 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Audit SubcommitteeMeeting
Thursday, May 30, 2002 -- 8:30 a.m.

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

Next Peel Living Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, May 30, 2002 -- 11:30 a.m.

Next Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, May 30, 2002 -- 1:00 p.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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Revised: Thursday August 05 2010

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