Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget
Regional Chair Emil Kolb and Roger Maloney, Chief
Administrative Officer, presented the Government
Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished
Budget Presentation Award for the 2002 Current
and Capital Budget document to Dan Labrecque,
Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, on behalf
of the Finance Department and Communication Services
The GFOA is a North American Association of government
financial officers. It is the premier association
of public sector finance professionals and is
dedicated to providing high quality support to
state and local governments. The annual award
is considered the highest form of recognition
in governmental budgeting. This is the third consecutive
year that the Region has received the award.
Regional Chair Emil Kolb and the Members of Council
thanked Bonnie Zeran, Director of Clerk's and
Regional Clerk, for her contributions to the Region
of Peel over the past 14 years and recognized
her professionalism and leadership first as Deputy
Clerk and then as Regional Clerk. He presented
her with a bouquet of flowers and wished her a
successful retirement life.
Bonnie Zeran will be leaving the Region on November
Regional Council proclaimed the week of December
9 to 13, 2002 as 9-1-1 Awareness Week in the Regional
Municipality of Peel, as requested by Ambulance
and Emergency Programs. 9-1-1 Awareness Week will
raise public awareness about the appropriate use
of the 9-1-1 emergency system.
To assist in further educating Peel residents
about the proper use of 9-1-1, educational material
will be distributed to local hospitals, schools,
Regional and municipal buildings, libraries and
Regional Council endorsed the State of the Environment
Atmosphere Report 2002 prepared by the Planning
and Health Department. The report provides an
important source of information on the condition
of Peel's environment to assist Regional Council
and Peel residents to make informed decisions
to affect change in their communities.
Copies of the report will be made available to
local schools and libraries in Peel, and agencies
that contributed to its creation.
For more information, please contact our Planning
Department at 905-791-7800 ext. 4347 or by sending
an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fax number is 905-791-7920.
Nile Virus - 2002 Summary and 2003 Prevention and
Regional Council received a presentation by the
Medical Officer of Health regarding the 2003 West
Nile Virus Prevention and Control Program which
will include surveillance, public education, mosquito
habitat reduction, selective mosquito larvaciding
and a contingency plan for mosquito adulticiding.
Council requested the Medical Officer of Health
to convene a Regional Mosquito Task Force consisting
of representatives from the Region, area municipalities,
the conservation authorities and the Ministry
Council further approved a resolution requesting
the Minister of Health to take all necessary steps
to foster the rapid development of a safe effective
human vaccine against West Nile Virus.
Recycling Centre (CRC)/ Leash Free Dog Park Relocation
Regional Council approved a resolution to relocate
the Leash Free Dog Park located on Battleford
Road to a 2.8 acre parcel of land on Meadowvale
Blvd. The relocation is conditional on the Region
obtaining all necessary approvals to locate and
construct a CRC at the Battleford Site.
Regional Council approved the Region's 2003 Current
and Capital Budgets. The 2003 Current Budget was
approved at $918 million, a tax rate increase
of 2.6 per cent to enhance police programs and
an average utility rate increase of 2.2 per cent
to be applied to capital initiatives in water
Regional Council approved the donation of decommissioned
ambulances to the following non-profit organizations:
2 for Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
and 1 for St. John Ambulance (SJA). In addition,
12 decommissioned vehicles will be disposed of
via a public auction house.
Regional Council authorized the Region to enter
into an agreement with the Ministry of Health
and Long-Term Care, Emergency Health Services
Branch to purchase 7 ambulances, 3 Emergency Response
Vehicles and related patient transportation and
medical equipment for 2003.