Regional Council proclaimed May 13, 2004 as Credit
Valley Conservation Day in the Region of Peel
in celebration of CVC's 50th anniversary as requested
by Pat Mullin, Chair, Credit Valley Conservation.
Credit Valley Conservation was established fifty
years ago on May 13, 1954. CVC was established
to assist in dealing with issues related to pollution,
flooding and resource management within the Credit
Valley Watershed. The Region of Peel is a principal
partner in the protection and management of the
Credit River Watershed.
Regional Council proclaimed the month of June,
2004 as Seniors' Month in the Region of Peel as
requested by the Health Department.
Each year the Ontario's Seniors' Secretariat
launches Seniors' Month to celebrate and recognize
the men and women who continue to contribute in
making Ontario a dynamic and vibrant province.
The theme for 2004 is "Active in Body, Mind and
Spirit". A number of events will take place
at Peel Long Term Care centres; the Davis Centre,
Peel Manor and Sheridan Villa for residents and
adult day program participants.
Volunteer Week in
the Region of Peel - April 18 to 24, 2004
Regional Council proclaimed the week of April
18 to 24, 2004 as Volunteer Week in the Region
of Peel as requested by the Chief Administrative
Celebrating Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel
honours the people who donate their time and energy
to their fellow citizens. The week also raises
awareness of the vital contribution volunteers
make to our communities and to the identity and
values of our country.
Over 1,500 volunteers are contributing to the
Peel community's health and well-being.
Regional Council proclaimed May
13, 2004 as Internal Audit Awareness Day in the
Region of Peel as requested by the Finance Department.
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), a
professional organization for internal auditing
around the world, declared May of each year
International Internal Audit Awareness Month.
It is a time for auditing organizations to enhance
their promotional activities.
The Region will hold various activities for
this event including displays in the lobby at
10 Peel Centre Dr..
Comments on Provincial
White Paper on Watershed-Based Source Protection
Regional Council approved a resolution requesting
that the Province of Ontario take into account
the views of farmers, such as the importance of
maintaining the asset value of farms and the potential
impact of new policies on agricultural operations,
and address the need for compensation and support
when developing the legislation resulting from
the Provincial White Paper on Watershed-based
Yellow/Green School Zone Signs, Doubling of Traffic
Violation Fines in School Zones, Removal of School
Area Community Safety Zones
Regional Council approved a recommendation requesting
that the Ministry of Transportation amend the
Highway Traffic Act to include the use of fluorescent
yellow/green signs in school zone areas, the doubling
of traffic violation fines in school zones and
the removal of school zones as candidates for
Community Safety Zones.
for Bolton and Brampton Community Recycling Centre
Reuse Stores - Town of Caledon, Ward 5 and City
of Brampton, Ward 7
Regional Council approved a ten year agreement
with Caledon Community Services (CCS) to operate
the CCS ReUstore at the Bolton Community Recycling
Centre, and a ten year agreement with Goodwill
Industries of Toronto to operate the Goodwill
Reuse Store at the Brampton Community Recycling
Centre effective May 1, 2004.
Under both agreements, the Region will receive
ten percent of the stores annual net revenue to
cover a portion of the cost of providing the retail
space. The new agreements will provide continued
development and operation of a consistent network
of reuse drop off centres and retail stores within
the Region's Community Recycling Centres.
Regional Council approved a contract with the
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOH<C),
Emergency Health Services Branch for the purchase
of 14 ambulances, 1 emergency response vehicle
and related patient transportation and medical
equipment in 2004 for a total approximate value
of $1,690,000, including applicable taxes.