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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, December 9, 2004.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1) 2005 Regional Current and Capital Budgets
- 2) Appointment to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board
- 3) Regional Official Plan Strategic Update - Regional Official Plan Amendment Proposing Changes to Environmental Mapping - Schedule A (ROPA 13)
- 4) Caledon Transportation Needs Study Report
- 5) Implementation of Turn Restrictions for Heavy Trucks at the Intersection of Regional Road 9 (King Street) and Regional Road 50 (Queen Street) - Town of Caledon, Ward 5
- 6) Speed Limit Revision on Regional Road 7 (Airport Road), North of Walker Road West to Huntsmill Drive - Town of Caledon, Ward 3


 Management
  2005 Regional Current and Capital Budgets
 

Regional Council approved the 2005 Current and Capital Budgets. The Current Budget for 2005 totals $1.1 billion and includes a property tax rate increase of 3.2 per cent. A utility rate increase of 5 per cent is effective April 1, 2005. The 2005 Capital Budget was also approved at $331 million.

The 3.2 per cent tax increase, which translates to a $44 annual property tax increase per average household, will be distributed as follows: 1.5 per cent or $20 per household to Police Services and 1.7 per cent or $24 per household to other Regional and provincially mandated services.

The average utility rate increase of 5 per cent effective April 1, 2005, translates to a $15 increase to the average residential water and wastewater bill. Key drivers necessitating the increase are growth, legislation requirements set out in the Safe Drinking Water Act, increased energy and insurance costs and the maintenance of aging infrastructure.

Service delivery enhancements include:

  • the implementation of previous decisions, including the operation of two long term care facilities: Malton Village and Tall Pines
  • 330 new subsidized childcare spaces including special needs resources for 90 children
  • 26,000 new service hours for ambulance services equivalent to three 24/7 - hour operating vehicles
  • enhanced waste diversion programs
  • 32 public health staff
  • a transportation Accessibility Co-ordinator
  • increased investments to reducing traffic congestion throughout the Region
  • 30 additional front line police officers

Property taxes support over half of the 2005 Current Budget at 55 per cent or $595 million. The remainder of the budget is funded by grant subsidies at 20 per cent and user fees and other revenue at 25 per cent. Supported Regional programs include: Roads, Waste Management, Ontario Works, TransHelp, Children's Services, Public Health, Long Term Care, Housing Policy and Programs, Heritage Programs, Regional Planning and Ambulance and Emergency Programs.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800 or visit peelregion.ca.

(2004-1280)
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  Appointment to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board
 

Regional Council appointed Brampton Councillor Gael Miles to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board for a term ending December 31, 2005, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

(2004-1237)
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 Planning
  Regional Official Plan Strategic Update - Regional Official Plan Amendment Proposing Changes to Environmental Mapping - Schedule A (ROPA 13)
 

A Public Meeting of Regional Council will be held on January 27, 2005 to inform the public and to obtain their input with respect to a proposed amendment to the Region of Peel Official Plan (ROPA) as it relates to Schedule A, Core Areas of the Greenlands System in Peel.

To obtain a copy of proposed Amendment Number 13 to the Region of Peel Official Plan, along with background materials, please visit the Region of Peel Planning Department located on the 6th Floor at 10 Peel Centre Dr., in Brampton, or the Region of Peel Website at www.peelregion.ca/planning. Copies of this information will be available to the public from December 10, 2004 to February 4, 2005.

(2004-1241)
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  Caledon Transportation Needs Study Report
 

Regional Council received a report from the Planning Department titled "Caledon Transportation Needs Study Report".

The Regional Chair was requested by Members of Council to write to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) and the Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, requesting the Province to complete the planned construction of the Highway 410 extension, to re-activate the Environmental Assessment (EA) process for the proposed Highway 427 extension as soon as possible, and to work with municipalities in the affected area to look at shorter term options for an early route selection.

 

(2004-1243)
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 Public Works
  Implementation of Turn Restrictions for Heavy Trucks at the Intersection of Regional Road 9 (King Street) and Regional Road 50 (Queen Street) - Town of Caledon, Ward 5
 

Regional Council approved an amendment to the Regional Traffic By-law 41-2001 to restrict heavy trucks from turning right or left for all approaches at the intersection of Regional Road 9 (King Street) and Regional Road 50 (Queen Street).

These prohibitions will help alleviate operational concerns and enhance pedestrian safety relating to trucks off-tracking and encroaching on the sidewalk.

(2004-1247)
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  Speed Limit Revision on Regional Road 7 (Airport Road), North of Walker Road West to Huntsmill Drive - Town of Caledon, Ward 3
  Regional Council approved of the existing posted speed limit of 50 km/h on Regional Road 7 (Airport Road) from 260 metres (853 feet) south of Hilltop Drive to 305 metres (1001 feet) north of Walker Road West, being extended further north to Huntsmill Drive currently posted as 80 kilometre an hour, in Caledon East, in the Town of Caledon.
(2004-1248)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 18, 2005- 1:45 p.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 20, 2005- 9:30 a.m.

Next Public Meeting of Regional Council
Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment Number 13

Thursday, January 27, 2005- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, January 27, 2005-
Immediately following the Public Meeting

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, January 27, 2005 - 11:30 a.m.



All meetings are held in the Region of Peel Council Chamber, 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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