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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, April 1, 2004.



 Topics in this Issue:
- National Quality Institute's Level Three Progressive Excellence Program (PEP) Certification Award
- Government Finance Officers' Association (GFOA) Canadian Award for Financial Reporting
- Earth Week - April 18 to 24, 2004
- Compost Awareness Week - May 2 to 8, 2004
- Drinking Water Awareness Week - May 2 to 8, 2004
- Public Works Week - May 16 to 22, 2004
- Children's Water Awareness Week - May 27 to June 2, 2004
- Lakeview Water Treatment Plant Expansion, Purchase of Four High-Lift Pumps, Capital Project 03-1985, Document 2003-402P - City of Mississauga, Ward 1
- Meadowvale North Reservoir Expansion, Capital Project 04-1925, Document 2004-048P - City of Mississauga, Ward 9
- Joint Municipal Water Bottling Project, Capital Project 04-1005
- Feasibility of Fluoridation of Caledon Communal Well Water
- Peel's Position in Tri-Level Immigration Consultants
- Adoption of Regional Official Plan (ROP) Amendment Number 9 - Change to ROP Schedule G-High Order Transit Network, File ROPA 03-003 - City of Mississauga, Ward 9


 Delegations/Presentations
National Quality Institute's Level Three Progressive Excellence Program (PEP) Certification Award
 

Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer were presented with the National Quality Institute's Level Three Progressive Excellence Program (PEP) Award for the Region of Peel by Dan Corbett, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), National Quality Institute.

Mr. Corbett congratulated the Region of Peel for achieving Level Three PEP Certification. The PEP Certification recognizes the Region of Peel's strategic commitment to excellence and demonstrated accountability, value and citizen focus.

The Region of Peel is the first government in Canada to achieve a Level Three designation.

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Government Finance Officers' Association (GFOA) Canadian Award for Financial Reporting
 

Emil Kolb, Regional Chair and Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) presented the Government Finance Officers' Association (GFOA) Canadian Award
for Financial Reporting for the year 2002 to Dan Labrecque, Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance; Dave Bingham, Director, Financial Services and Monique Hynes, Manager, Accounting. This award is considered the highest form of recognition for excellence in government and financial reporting.

(2004-295)
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 Proclamations
Earth Week - April 18 to 24, 2004
 

Regional Council proclaimed the week of April 18 to
April 24, 2004 as Earth Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Public Works Department.

Earth Week is a globally celebrated event which promotes environmental sensitivity and protection. The Region will hold various activities for this event including displays and a poster contest for children.

(2004-331)
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Compost Awareness Week - May 2 to 8, 2004
Regional Council proclaimed the week of May 2 to May 24, 2004 as Compost Awareness Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Public Works Department.

Compost Awareness Week is a national event proclaimed by the Compost Council of Canada and is used as a tool to educate about the benefits of using compost.

(2004-332)
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Drinking Water Awareness Week - May 2 to 8, 2004
Regional Council proclaimed the week of May 2 to May 24, 2004 as Drinking Water Awareness Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Public Works Department.

Drinking Water Awareness Week, as designated by the American Water Works Association is used to promote the importance of drinking water. The Region of Peel is committed to educating our residents on the preservation and protection of this valuable resource.
(2004-333)
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Public Works Week - May 16 to May 22, 2004
 
Regional Council proclaimed the week of May 16 to 22, 2004 as Public Works Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Public Works Department.

Public Works Week is assigned by the American Public Works Association and has been celebrated annually during the month of May for the past seven years in the Region of Peel. This year's theme is "24/7: Focused on our Community".

The Region will be holding various events including a Truck Driving Skills Rodeo, demonstrations on water efficiency, recycling, traffic, GIS, oil spills and hazardous waste. Public Open House events will be held at 10 Peel Centre Dr. and at the Lorne Park Water Treatment Facility in Mississauga.

(2004-334)
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Children's Water Awareness Week - May 27 to June 2, 2004
Regional Council proclaimed the week of May 27 to June 2, 2004 as Children's Water Awareness Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by the Public Works Department.

Children's Water Awareness Week is an annual environmental event that serves to educate school children and Peel residents about water related issues and includes the popular Peel Children's Water Festival.

This year the Peel Children's Water Festival will be a five-day event and will be held at the Heart Lake Conservation area in Brampton. Saturday, May 29, 2004 is Public Day, giving residents an opportunity to participate in the festival.

(2004-335)
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 Public Works
Lakeview Water Treatment Plant Expansion, Purchase of Four High-Lift Pumps, Capital Project 03-1985, Document 2003-402P - City of Mississauga, Ward 1
 

Regional Council awarded a contract for the supply of four high-lift pumps for the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant to Fairbanks Morse at a total cost of $3,427,975 (exclusive of GST) under Capital Project 03-1985.

The four new pumps will be purchased as part of the expansion of the Lakeview Water Treatment Plant.

(2004-340)
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Meadowvale North Reservoir Expansion, Capital Project 04-1925, Document 2004-048P - City of Mississauga, Ward 9
 

Regional Council awarded the contract for design and contract administration services for the Meadowvale North Reservoir Expansion to the consulting engineering firm MacViro Consultants Incorporated, at a total estimated cost of $295,814 (excluding applicable taxes) under Capital Project 04-1925.

The Region of Peel's Water and Wastewater Master Plan identified the expansion of the Meadowvale North Reservoir as required to be completed in 2005 to service the increased flow demands in the Region's western water distribution system.

(2004-342)
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Joint Municipal Water Bottling Project, Capital Project 04-1005
 

Regional Council approved a joint agreement between the Regional Municipalities of Peel, Durham, Halton and York and the City of Toronto to enter into a joint project to purchase and operate bottling equipment for the purpose of bottling municipal tap water for promotional purposes.

Each partner municipality will contribute $50,000, including applicable taxes, to the project for the capital cost of equipment. The City of Toronto will operate and maintain the equipment for the first two years of the agreement with the operating function rotating through the other partners, in turn. This project is expected to result in production cost savings and to produce a high quality product.

(2004-376)
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 Human Services
Feasibility of Fluoridation of Caledon Communal Well Water
 

Regional Council approved a recommendation that communal well water be fluoridated in the Town of Caledon as are other municipal drinking water supplies in the Region of Peel.

In addition, Regional Council appointed Councillor Groves as Chair and Councillors Lyons, Paterak and Stewart, Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Dan Otchere, Public Health Dentist and Gayle Bursey, Director, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention as members of a committee established to conduct public consultations on the draft fluoridation by-law.

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Peel's Position in Tri-Level Immigration Consultants
 

Regional Council appointed Chair Kolb to represent the Region of Peel in discussions with Federal and Provincial Immigration Ministers over the role of municipal government in the integration of immigrants in communities, especially in the Greater Toronto Area. Councillor Gael Miles was appointed as an alternate to the Chair in support of intergovernmental discussions of integration of immigrants.

The Region of Peel was among those invited to a roundtable meeting of Ontario Mayors and Chairs with the Federal and Provincial Citizenship and Immigration Ministers on February 9, 2004.

The Region of Peel has a strong interest in ensuring that a collaborative and effective approach is taken in speeding up the integration of immigrants, who already make up 43% of Peel's population and over 60% of new residents coming into Peel.

(2004-363)
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 By-laws
Adoption of Regional Official Plan (ROP) Amendment Number 9 - Change to ROP Schedule G-High Order Transit Network, File ROPA 03-003 - City of Mississauga, Ward 9
 

Regional Council passed By-law 31-2004, a by-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment Number 9.

The Amendment relocates the proposed GO Rail symbol from the southeast corner of 10th Line and Argentia Road, westward between 9th Line and 10th Line on the Milton GO Rail Line in the City of Mississauga.

(2004-377)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 15, 2004- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, April 22, 2004- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, April 22, 2004 - 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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