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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, June 19, 2003.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Honorary Membership in the 2003 Ontario Traffic Convention (OTC)
- Communication Excellence Awards, 2003
- Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)
- Children's Services "Open the Door to Better Futures" Pilot Project
- Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Clean Air Council Idle-Free Campaign
- Watermain Construction on Countryside Drive from Airport Road to Goreway Drive, Capital Project 02-1105 - City of Brampton, Ward 10
- Queen Street East Reconstruction and Northeast Brampton Feedermain from West Drive to Airport Road, Capital Projects 01-4030, 02-1970, 03-1105, 03-1490 and 03-1495 - City of Brampton, Wards 7, 8, 9, and 11
- Funding of Capped Property Tax Increases


 Delegations/Presentations
Honorary Membership in the 2003 Ontario Traffic Convention (OTC)
 

On behalf of the 2003 Ontario Traffic Conference (OTC), Regional Councillors Marolyn Morrison and Pat Saito, along with Jim Carrick, Manager of Traffic & Transportation Engineering, Public Works Department presented Regional Chair Emil Kolb with an Honorary Membership in the Ontario Traffic Convention (OTC) 2003.

The 2003 OTC Board of Directors recognized Chair Kolb's outstanding contributions in the field of traffic and safety management in the Province of Ontario. The OTC was formed in 1950 by municipal officials who recognized the need for a coordinated effort for traffic management and specific traffic safety in Ontario.

(2003-605)
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Communication Excellence Awards, 2003
News Release

Regional Council congratulated Region of Peel staff for earning eleven awards for communications excellence from various local and international organizations. The awards included:

International Association of Business Communicators/Toronto Ovation Award:

  • Peel Children's Water Festival - Award of Merit for Communications Management
  • Peel Organics Demonstration Project - Award of Merit for Communications Management
  • The School Health Profiler - Award of Merit for Publications

Canadian Public Relations Society (Toronto Chapter) Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Award:

  • West Nile Virus Program - Gold for Public Sector Campaign of the Year
  • Peel Children's Water Festival - Gold for Community Relations Campaign of the Year
  • 1, 2, 3 That's the Key, Three Bag Limit Program - Silver for Community Relations Campaign of the Year
  • Clear Scents Program - Bronze for Community Relations Campaign of the Year
  • The School Health Profiler - Silver for Publications

International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill Award:

  • Well Worth It! Executive Breakfast Series - Award of Excellence for Publications

Dalton Pen Communications Award:

  • Computer Upgrade for Peel's Information Devices (CUPID) logo - Honourable Mention for Illustration/Logo
  • I Can Manage Electronic Newsletter - Award of Excellence for Electronic Communication - Publications

Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, commended staff and noted "their creativity and commitment to quality service are the contributing factors to winning these impressive awards".

(2003-607)
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 Appointments
Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC)
 

Regional Council appointed Councillors Richard Whitehead (Town of Caledon), Pat Saito (City of Mississauga) and Regional Chair Emil Kolb (ex-officio member) to the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) for a term ending November 30, 2003 or until their successors are appointed by Regional Council.

Alternate members for the AAC are Regional Councillor Susan DiMarco (Brampton) and Mayor Carol Seglins (Caledon).

(2003-651)
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 Human Services
Children's Services "Open the Door to Better Futures" Pilot Project
"Open the Door to Better Futures" Website

Regional Council received a report from the Social Services Department regarding the completion of the Children's Services Division's "Open the Door to Better Futures" Pilot Project.

Twenty participants completed the program in April 2003. As of May 2003, seven participants were employed, seven were attending school, and six were job searching and involved in Community Placements.

With the positive feedback received from the participants in the pilot program, a second session is planned for September 2003.

(2003-610)
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Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Clean Air Council Idle-Free Campaign
 

The Region of Peel will participate in the Greater Toronto Area Clean Air Council's Idle-Free Campaign. The campaign starts in the month of June 2003 and will aim to raise awareness of issues surrounding idling. In addition, community-based outreach initiatives will be implemented at the municipal, regional and/or neighbourhood level to change idling behaviours.

Regional Council is encouraging Peel's area municipalities to consider implementing anti-idling by-laws.

(2003-629)
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 Public Works
Watermain Construction on Countryside Drive from Airport Road to Goreway Drive, Capital Project 02-1105 - City of Brampton, Ward 10
 

Regional Council approved the retention of Con-Ker Construction for the 500mm (20 inch) diameter watermain construction on Countryside Drive from Airport Road to Goreway Drive in the City of Brampton in the amount of $908,000. This watermain is required to service development on the north side of Countryside Drive.

(2003-665)
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Queen Street East Reconstruction and Northeast Brampton Feedermain from West Drive to Airport Road, Capital Projects 01-4030, 02-1970, 03-1105, 03-1490 and 03-1495 - City of Brampton, Wards 7, 8, 9, and 11
 

Regional Council awarded the contract for Queen Street East Reconstruction and the construction of the 2100mm (7ft) diameter Northeast Brampton Feedermain from West Drive to Airport Road, City of Brampton, to Dufferin Construction Company Limited, in the amount of $36,591,307. The Northeast Brampton Feedermain will provide water supply for future development in Northeast Brampton and is also a component of the works required to supply water to the Region of York.

(2003-622)
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 Management
Funding of Capped Property Tax Increases
 

Regional Council will request the Province of Ontario to introduce legislation to implement the phasing out of property tax capping.

At its June 19, 2003 Regional Council meeting, a Regional by-law was adopted to establish a percentage by which tax decreases are limited for 2003 for properties in the commercial, industrial and multi-residential property classes.

(2003-641)
(By-law 37-2003)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 8:00 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, July 10, 2003 - 11:30 a.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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