on the William Osler Health Centre Board of Directors
Regional Council approved the appointment of
Regional Councillor Susan DiMarco, City of Brampton,
to the William Osler Health Centre Board of Directors
for the term commencing June 18, 2003 and ending
on November 30, 2003, or until a successor is
appointed by Regional Council.
Regional Council received the proposed 2003 Residential
and Non-Residential Development Charges outlined
in the report of the Treasurer and Commissioner
of Finance, dated May 15, 2003, titled "2003
Development Charge Background Study" in preparation
for a detailed Development Charges By-law that
will be presented to Regional Council at its meeting
on August 14, 2003.
A public meeting of Regional Council regarding
the 2003 Development Charges By-law will be held
on June 19, 2003 at the Regional Council Chambers,
10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton at 9:30 a.m.
of Highway 7 West and Bovaird Drive to Bovaird Drive
West and Bovaird Drive East - City of Brampton,
Wards 1, 2, 5, 6 and 10
Regional Council approved, by By-law 21-2003,
Planning Department's request to rename Highway
7 West and Bovaird Drive. The stretch of Highway
7 West from Hurontario Street westerly to the
Region of Peel boundary will now be called Bovaird
Drive West. Bovaird Drive from Hurontario Street
easterly to Airport Road will now be called Bovaird
The Public Works Departments of the Region of
Peel and the City of Brampton will initiate changes
to streetname signs.
The Commissioner of Public Works presented a
report to Regional Council on the waste tonnages
in the Region of Peel for the period January to
According to the report, the Region's overall
garbage tonnage collected from January to March
2003 was down by 348 tonnes, compared to the same
period in 2002. In addition, there has been an
increase in the use of Blue and Grey recycling
boxes by more than 1,362 tonnes or over 7% in
the first quarter of 2003. These changes in the
statistics are attributed to the Three Bag Standard
Program the Region has been promoting, along with
the overall Waste Management communication strategy
The Three Bag Standard Program continues to have
the positive effect of reducing the amount of
garbage collected and increasing recycling tonnages
Regional Council approved the report presented
by the Region's Executive Management Team titled
"Region of Peel Smog Response Strategy".
The Smog Response Strategy was developed by a
committee of representatives of all Regional departments
reporting to the Regional Air Quality Working
Group. The strategy will target a reduction in
ground-level ozone and fine particulate matter.
The report includes proposed initiatives that
will be divided into short and long term actions
with emphasis on the long term initiatives to
reduce smog and air pollution on a year-round
basis. The short term initiatives will be implemented
during smog watches and smog advisories.
Communication strategies will also be in place
to ensure that Regional staff and the public will
be made aware of the issues and actions on how
smog affects everyone's quality of life.