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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, November 21, 2002.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
- 2 Retirement of the Regional Clerk
- 3 9-1-1 Awareness Week - December 9 to 13, 2002
- 4 State of the Environment Atmosphere Report 2002
- 5 West Nile Virus - 2002 Summary and 2003 Prevention and Control Program
- 6 Central Community Recycling Centre (CRC)/ Leash Free Dog Park Relocation
- 7 2003 Current and Capital Budget
- 8 Disposal/Donation of Decommissioned Ambulances
- 9 2003 Fleet Management Planning


 Delegations/Presentations
Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award
 

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 staff.

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.

(2002-1086)
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Retirement of the Regional Clerk
 

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 28, 2002.

(2002-1087)
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 Proclamation
9-1-1 Awareness Week - December 9 to 13, 2002
 

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 community centres.

(2002-1155)
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 Planning / Health
State of the Environment Atmosphere Report 2002
 

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 planninginfo@peelregion.ca. The fax number is 905-791-7920.

(2002-1103)
(2002-1104)
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Health
West Nile Virus - 2002 Summary and 2003 Prevention and Control Program
 

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 of Environment.

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.

(2002-1115)
(2002-1116)
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 Public Works
Central Community 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.

(2002-1127)
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 Management
2003 Current and Capital Budget
 

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 and wastewater.

(2002-1189)
(2002-1190)
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Disposal/Donation of Decommissioned Ambulances
 

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.

(2002-1148)
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2003 Fleet Management Planning
 

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.

(2002-1152)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Grants Ad Hoc Committee
Thursday, December 5, 2002- 8:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 5, 2002- 9:30 a.m.

Next Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 8:00 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 2002- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Living Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 11:30 a.m.

Next Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, December 19, 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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