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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, Marc 4, 2004.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Region of Peel's Area Weed Inspectors Appointments
- Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Appointments
- Audit Subcommittee Appointment
- Food Safety Performance Disclosure
- Early Child Development Funding Increase
- Audible Pedestrian Signal Equipment, Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) and Rosehurst/Lisgar Drive, Capital Project 03-4422 - City of Mississauga, Ward 9
- 2004 Community Programs Funding for EcoSource Mississauga, Brampton Clean City Committee and Citizens for a Clean Caledon
- New Housing Policy and Procedure: Opportunity to Comment Process and Peer Review Process
- Security Upgrade Project
- Enterprise Energy Management Software
- Speed Limit Reduction, Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) - City of Mississauga, Wards 2, 6, 8 and 9 and City of Brampton, Ward 6


 Appointments
Region of Peel's Area Weed Inspectors Appointments
 

Regional Council appointed Len Gardiner, Supervisor, Roads Systems Operations and Theodorous Broeders, Technician, Roads Systems Operations as the Region of Peel's Area Weed Inspectors in accordance with the Weed Control Act.

(2004-210)
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Appointments
  Regional Council appointed Councillors John Sprovieri and Nancy Stewart to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Humber Watershed Alliance for a term ending November, 2006.

Andrea Warren, Principal Planner was appointed to the TRCA Humber Watershed Alliance as the Region of Peel's staff liaison.

 

(2004-242)

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Audit Subcommittee Appointment
Regional Council appointed Mississauga Councillor Nando Iannicca to the Audit Subcommittee for a term ending June 30, 2005.
(2004-271)
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 Human Services
Food Safety Performance Disclosure
 

Regional Council approved a recommendation that the Medical Officer of Health and the Commissioner of Health develop a food safety performance disclosure program featuring the following components:

  • Mandatory posting of colour-coded signs and other information indicating the results of the last public health inspection at retail food premises in plain view of patrons
  • Posting summarized food safety performance information on the Regional website
  • Posting any convictions for non-compliance with pertinent food safety legislation on the Regional website.

Consultations with food operators, industry associations and the public will be undertaken and a report to Regional Council on the results of the consultations and full details of the program will be tabled prior to implementation.

(2004-218)
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Early Child Development Funding Increase
 

Regional Council approved the hiring of four additional Full Time Equivalent (FTE) complement, fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, in order to effectively implement expansion of the Early Child Development projects.

Funding for the Early Child Development projects from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has increased significantly for 2004. The increase of over $530,000 will result in program enhancements and expansions.

(2004-221)
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 Public Works
Audible Pedestrian Signal Equipment, Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) and Rosehurst/Lisgar Drive, Capital Project 03-4422 - City of Mississauga, Ward 9
 
Regional Council approved the installation of audible pedestrian signal equipment at the intersection of Regional Road 5 (Derry Road) at Rosehurst/Lisgar Drive in the City of Mississauga. The estimated cost of $25,000 including applicable taxes, will be funded from Capital Project 03-4422.

The installation of audible pedestrian signal equipment at the intersection of Derry Road at Rosehurst/Lisgar will benefit a number of visually impaired residents living in the area.
(2004-256)
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2004 Community Programs Funding for EcoSource Mississauga, Brampton Clean City Committee and Citizens for a Clean Caledon
 

Regional Council approved 2004 Community Programs Funding for EcoSource Mississauga to a maximum of $210,066, Brampton Clean City Committee to a maximum of $48,996 and Citizens for a Clean Caledon to a maximum of $13,750.

The Region of Peel will enter into separate funding agreements with EcoSource Mississauga, Brampton Clean City Committee and Citizens for a Clean Caledon. The Region will work with the agencies on special diversion projects as they arise in 2004.

(2004-259)
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 Housing and Property
New Housing Policy and Procedure: Opportunity to Comment Process and Peer Review Process
 

Regional Council authorized staff to implement the new Peer Review Process policy and procedure as set out in Appendix I of the report of the Commissioner of Housing and Property and General Manager, Peel Living, dated February 6, 2004, titled "New Housing Policy and Procedure: Opportunity to Comment Process and Peel Review Process".

The objective of the Peer Review Process is to adhere to the Social Housing Reform Act requirements by providing tenants and members with an opportunity to comment on proposed decisions.

(2004-268)
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Security Upgrade Project
 

Regional Council awarded a contract to Access Control Network in the amount of $373,275 exclusive of applicable taxes under Capital Project Number 99-7050 for the supply of upgrades and expansion of the corporation security system at 10 Peel Centre Dr., 5 Wellington Street East 150 Central Park Drive, three Public Works facilities, five Ontario Works facilities and eleven Child Care Centres.

(2004-269)
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 Management
Enterprise Energy Management Software
  Regional Council awarded a contract to Itron Inc. in the estimated amount of $325,615 (exclusive of applicable taxes) for the acquisition, installation and commissioning of an Enterprise Energy Management System.

The Corporate Energy Management Division will use the software to aid in the procurement and management of the organization's energy needs due to the high volume of accounts and the number of utilities that service the Region of Peel.

The software will be used to help mitigate the risk that the Region faces in the volatile energy markets and will help the Region of Peel to reach the long term goal of becoming a leader in energy efficiency, energy management and the reduction of greenhouse gases.

(2004-276)
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 By-laws
Speed Limit Reduction, Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) - City of Mississauga, Wards 2, 6, 8, and 9, and City of Brampton, Ward 6
 

Regional Council approved By-law 6-2004, a by-law to reduce the speed limit on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road) from 80 km/hr to 70 km/hr from 300 metres north of the Highway 401 westbound off ramp to a point 1190 metres south of Regional Road 6 (Embleton Road) and to amend By-law Number 41-2001 being a by-law to regulate traffic on roads under the jurisdiction of the Regional Municipality of Peel.

(2004-255)
(2004-280)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 25, 2004 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, April 1, 2004 -- 9:30 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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