Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and Roger Maloney,
Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel presented
the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Canadian Award for Financial Reporting for the
year ending December 31, 2001 to Dan Labrecque,
Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; Dave Bingham,
Director, Financial Services; Monique Hynes, Manager,
Accounting Services and Mike Grey, Financial Analyst.
The GFOA Award for Financial Reporting was presented
during Regional Council and is considered the
highest form of recognition for excellence in
governmental and financial accounting, representing
a significant accomplishment by a municipal government
and its management.
Infrastructure Plan for Halton and Peel
Joe McReynolds, Chair; Steve Isaak, Executive
Director and Scott McLeod, Director of Planning
from the Halton-Peel District Health Council presented
the highlights of the Regional Hospital Infrastructure
Plan for Halton and Peel to the Members of Regional
Council. The Plan provides a framework for redevelopment
in Halton-Peel to accommodate anticipated population
growth and aging. The Plan provides a guide for
short, medium and long term development and a
context within which the more detailed planning
of specific services and individual sites can
As a result of the discussion, Regional Council
approved a resolution regarding the impact of
growth on housing, policing and human services
and reinstating the Peel Health Network to ensure
that the health care needs of Peel residents are
being met and planned for in the future.
Regional Council approved the West Nile Virus
Prevention and Control Plan 2003 presented by
Dr. David McKeown, Peel Medical Officer of Health
at the February 27, 2003 General Committee Meeting.
The West Nile Virus Prevention and Control Plan
2003 provides for public education, viral surveillance,
and measures to control larva of the most common
mosquito species involved in West Nile Virus transmission.
Larval control measures will include habitat modification
and elimination, and application of larvicides
to significant breeding sites which cannot be
eliminated or controlled by other means.
Financing Arrangement for the Construction of Fletchers
Creek Sub-Trunk Sanitary Sewer, Project 06-2145
- City of Brampton, Wards 4 and 6 and City of Mississauga,
Regional Council authorized the Region of Peel
to finalize and execute a front-end financing
agreement between the Region of Peel and the Brampton
Heights Landowners Group for the construction
of the Fletchers Creek Sub-Trunk Sanitary Sewer,
from north limit of Fieldrun Development along
an easement to 2nd Line West and along 2nd Line
West to Ray Lawson Boulevard.
The Region will benefit by entering into a front-end
financing agreement with the Brampton Heights
Landowners Group because the agreement will allow
for the early decommissioning of the existing
2nd Line West Pumping Station 3 years ahead of
schedule and save the Region an annual cost of
maintenance and operation of approximately $45,000.
With the decommissioning of the facility, the
potential environmental damage that may result
from an overflow can be avoided.
Regional Council approved the development of
a Service Delivery Model and Implementation Plan
for Land Ambulance Services. The plan will be
developed as the basis for the delivery of Land
Ambulance Services at such time as the current
Service Performance Agreements with the Region's
contract providers come to an end, including any
extensions that might be granted.