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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, October 9, 2003.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Presentation of the 2003 Children's Water Festival Volunteer Recognition Awards
- Waste Reduction Week - October 20-26, 2003
- GO Transit - Development Charges By-law Extension
- Land Application of Biosolids Update
- Janitoral Services at Community Recycling Centres and Recycling Facilities
- Battleford Community Recycling Centre Operating Hours
- Early Years Challenge Fund
- Ontario Works Advanced Case Management and Development Program: Supporting Employment in Casework


 Delegations/Presentations
Presentation of the 2003 Children's Water Festival Volunteer Recognition Awards
 

Regional Chair Kolb and Ralph Stanley, Chair, 2003 Children's Water Festival, presented the 2003 Peel Children's Water Festival Secondary School Student Volunteer Recognition Awards to St. Francis Xavier Secondary School - City of Mississauga, Ward 5 and The Humberview Secondary School - Town of Caledon, Ward 5.

The 2003 Peel Children's Water Festival was held May 29-31, June 2-4, 2003 at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton. The Festival is a six-day, annual environmental education event that provides learning opportunities to young Peel residents in grades two through five. Planning for the 2004 Festival is currently underway under the leadership of the Public Works Department and in cooperation with the Health and Planning Departments.

(2003-991)
(2003-992)
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 Proclamations
Waste Reduction Week - October 20 - 26, 2003
 

Regional Council proclaimed the week of October 20-26, 2003 Waste Reduction Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Public Works Department. The focus of this week is to challenge and educate individuals on the value of reducing waste in our society.

Waste Reduction Week is a national event declared by various Recycling Councils across Canada.

As part of the Waste Reduction Week Celebrations, the Region of Peel plans to host tours at the Brampton Community Recycling Centre and the Bolton Community Recycling Centre for elementary school children.

(2003-1016)
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 Management
GO Transit - Development Charges By-law Extension
 

Regional Council approved a recommendation requesting the Ontario Government to extend the term of the current GO Transit Development Charges by-law for a period not to exceed December 31, 2003 in order to permit the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Regions to continue collecting development charges revenues in support of the original GO Transit 10-year Growth Plan.

Regional Council also authorized and directed Regional staff to take the necessary action to collaborate with the staff of the GTA municipal GO Transit funding partners, GO Transit and the Ministry of Transportation to prepare and bring forward a detailed background study in support of the new GO Transit development charges by-law in 2004.

(2003-999)
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 Planning
Land Application of Biosolids Update - Revised
 

Regional Council approved a recommendation that Region of Peel staff continue to monitor the proposed provincial legislative changes and pending court decisions related to the land application of biosolids and provide Regional comments at every opportunity. Regional staff will continue to work with the City of Brampton and Town of Caledon to address local issues related to biosolids, including by-laws to regulate land application.

The recommendation also requests that the Region of Peel be afforded the opportunity to comment on proposals that are submitted to the Ministry of Environment, for the land application of biosolids in the rural areas of Peel, in consultation with the appropriate conservation authority and Niagara Excarpment Commission to ensure proposals are consistent with and supportive of the policies and practices of the Region of Peel. It further requests the Ministry of Environment to investigate the need and appropriate time for further testing of sewage biosolids for compounds that are not currently tested in the current sampling procedures.

The Region of Peel will host a Council Workshop for both Regional and Area Municipal Councillors, early in 2004 to provide opportunity for representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Region of Halton to ask questions regarding provincial regulations, field research, testing of biosolids and the role of municipalities.

The sewage land applications program in Ontario has been in operation for approximately thirty-years. In the Region of Peel, biosolids for land application are generated from two different operational sources, both subject to provincial requirements and legislation.

(2003-986)
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 Public Works
Janitorial Services at Community Recycling Centres and Recycling Facilities
 

Regional Council approved a recommendation that the Region of Peel enter into a Direct Negotiation with Goodwill Industries to provide a janitorial service for the Brampton and Bolton Community Recycling Centres (CRCs), the Fewster Drive Material Recovery Facility and the Britannia Landfill facilities for a five-year period commencing October 1, 2003 and ending September 30, 2008.

Subject to successful negotiations, the contract will be amended to exclude facilities once closed and include additional Community Recycling Centres, a new Material Recovery Facility and a new Transfer Station as they become operational within the five-year period.

Goodwill Industries is currently under contract with the Region of Peel to operate the Reuse Store, including job training for Ontario Works clients, at the Brampton Community Recycling Centre.

(2003-1017)
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Battleford Community Recycling Centre Operating Hours
 

Regional Council approved the hours of operation for the new Battleford Community Recycling Centre (CRC) to be Wednesday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Battleford CRC is scheduled to open in November 2003 and will replace the Britannia Public Waste and Recycling Depot.

(2003-1019)
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 Human Services
Early Years Challenge Funds
 
Regional Council received a report from David Szwarc, Commissioner of Social Services titled "Early Years Challenge Fund". The report informed Members of Council of the Early Years Initiatives that have been approved for Peel.

The Province of Ontario introduced the Early Years Challenge Fund in 2001. The fund is designed to mobilize communities to ensure that all children in Ontario have access to early development opportunities. Twenty programs were approved for Peel in the 2003 Challenge Fund process by the Early Years Steering Committee.

(2003-1025)
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Ontario Works Advanced Case Management and Development Program: Supporting Employment in Casework
 

Regional Council approved a tri-party agreement between the Region of Peel, ADW Consulting and Pauline Lewis and Associates for the purpose of delivering Ontario Works Case Management and Development Program Training to caseworkers across the Province over the next two to thee years.

The Ministry of Community, Family and Children's Services (MCFCS) has commissioned the training program to support Ontario Works staff in promoting employment for social assistance clients.

(2003-1026)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 23, 2003- 9:30 a.m.

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

Next Regular Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, October 30, 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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