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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, August 14, 2003.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Update on Provincial Issues
- Ontario Works in Peel
- St.Leonard's House Furniture Building Procurement
- Community Rental Housing Pilot Program
- West Nile Virus Program Funding
- Strengthening Communicable Disease Control in Public Health
- Smoke-Free By-law Public Education Campaign 2003-2004
- 2003 Development Charges By-law and Policy
- Proposed Annexation of Certain Lands from the City of Vaughan in the Region of York to the Town of Caledon in the Region of Peel
- Second Quarter Waste Management Tonnage Report


 Delegations/Presentations
Update on Provincial Issues
 

Murray Calder, MP, provided an update on provincial issues and heard comments from Regional Councillors on issues impacting the Region of Peel such as SARS, and the cost of immigration. Murray Calder appealed to Peel political representatives and citizens to continue supporting the Canadian Beef industry.

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Ontario Works in Peel
 

Janet Menard, Director, Ontario Works provided an overview of Ontario Works in Peel caseload activities and highlighted a corresponding declining provincial contribution.

Ontario Works caseloads have increased by 12% since January, 2002 with the trend expected to continue in 2004. Ontario Works employment services programs have exceeded the annual provincial placement targets for the past three years resulting in an additional $2.9 million in Incentive Funding.

(2003-804)
(2003-805)
(2003-806)
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 Housing
St. Leonard's House Furniture Building Procurement
 

Regional Council passed a resolution approving the supply and delivery of furnishings from St. Leonard's House in Peel for the Millbrook and Peel Youth Housing initiatives in the amount of $209,165. St. Leonard's Social Enterprise (SE) furniture building strategy provides youth opportunities for re-employment and training while allowing these initiatives to re-direct funds to other social services purposes.

(2003-797)
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Community Rental Housing Pilot Program
 

Regional Council authorized the participation of the Region of Peel in the Provincial Community Rental Housing Program Pilot Project Component under the terms of the Community Rental Housing Program.

Regional Council approved and awarded the construction contracts to Martinway Contracting Limited in the amount of $5,100,000 for the John Street apartment complex in Brampton and to Andrin Breakwater Limited in the amount of $5,096,000 for the Breakwater Court Townhouse project in Mississauga.

(2003-798)
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 Human Services
West Nile Virus Program Funding
 

Regional Council received a report from the Commissioner of Health and Medical Officer of Health, providing an update on West Nile Virus Program Funding. The report outlined that the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC) approved a budget of $2,697,500 as submitted by Peel Health staff in April for WNV prevention and control with 50% to be funded from Peel Health's working fund reserves and 50% funded from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

(2003-807)
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Strengthening Communicable Disease Control in Public Health
 

Regional Council approved the addition of 12 Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Complement positions for Communicable Disease Control. Staff enhancements planned for 2004 will be accelerated to 2003 to deal with new challenges which have emerged since the public health three year staffing plan was approved.

(2003-808)
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Smoke-Free By-Law Public Education Campaign 2003-2004
Regional Council received a report from the Commissioner of Health and Associate Medical Officer of Health titled "Smoke-Free By-law Public Education Campaign 2003-2004". The report informs Regional Council of the Smoke-free By-law Public Education Campaign that will be implemented in the next year in the Region of Peel.

The Public Education Campaign will inform business owners/operators and the community of the New Smoke-Free By-law requirements and will include newspaper and radio advertisements, information kits for business operators, and mini board advertisements.

(2003-809)
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 Management
2003 Development Charges By-law and Policy
 

Regional Council passed By-law Number 52-2003, a by-law to impose development charges against lands to pay for increased capital costs required because of increased needs for services arising from development within the Regional Municipality of Peel.

The by-law ensures the continuation of Council's historical financing policy of ensuring that growth related expenditures are financed by development charges revenues without impacting existing taxpayers.

(2003-823)
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 Planning
Proposed Annexation of Certain Lands from the City of Vaughan in the Region of York to the Town of Caledon in the Regionof Peel
 

Regional Council authorized staff to make all necessary arrangements for a public meeting pursuant to Section 173 (3) of the Municipal Act, regarding the proposed annexation of certain lands owned by Muscillo Transport Limited now within the Town of Vaughan in the Region of York to the Town of Caledon in the Region of Peel.

Regional Council confirmed its intent to cooperate with the Region of York, City of Vaughan and the Town of Caledon to schedule and conduct combined public meetings to satisfy the public consultation requirements for a municipal restructuring proposal under the Municipal Act, 2001.

(2003-849)
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 Public Works
Second Quarter Waste Management Tonnage Report
Regional Council received a report from the Commissioner of Public Works titled "Second Quarter Waste Management Tonnage Report". The waste tonnage summary shows that overall garbage tonnage collected from January to June 2003 increased by 440 tonnes, compared to the same period in 2002.

This represents a Region-wide increase in garbage of about 0.4%. The increase is a result of higher than projected garbage tonnage being collected during the scheduled May Three Bag Standard Exemption Weeks. Blue and Grey Box recycling increased by more than 2,590 tonnes or over 6% in the first 6 months of 2003, as compared to 2002. This increase is attributed to the Three Bag Standard along with the overall Waste Management communication strategy on recycling.



Meetings at a Glance

Next Joint Peel-Caledon Rockfort Quarry
Steering Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 4, 2003- 8:30 a.m.

Next Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)
Liaison Committee Meeting

Thursday, September 11, 2003- 8:00 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 11, 2003- 9:30 a.m.

Next Public Meeting of Regional Council
Thursday, September 11, 2003 - 7:00 p.m.

Next Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, September 18, 2003- 8:00 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, September 18, 2003- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, September 18, 2003- 11:30 a.m.

Next Emergency and Protective Services Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 25, 2003- 9:30 a.m.

Next Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, September 25, 2003- 1:00 p.m.



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 April 16 2009

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