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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, March 10, 2005.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 - Joint Use Facility Update
- 2 - 2004 Region of Peel Employees' United Way Campaign
- 3 - Bill 118 - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
- 4 - Hydrogeological and Geotechnical Report, Detailed Design and Contract Administration of the Credit Valley Trunk Sanitary Sewer from Steeles Avenue to Mississauga Road, South of Queen Street - City of Brampton, Ward 6
- 5 - Long-Term Water Efficiency Plan



 Management
  Joint Use Facility Update
 

Regional Council unanimously approved the creation of the Joint Use Facility (JUF) Steering Committee, comprised of two representatives from each municipality and the Peel Police Services Board, as follows:

City of Brampton: Councillor E. Moore
Councillor J. Sprovieri
   
City of Mississauga: Councillor M. Prentice
Councillor P. Saito
   
Town of Caledon: Councillor N. Stewart
Councillor R. Paterak
   
Peel Police Services Board: Councillor G. Miles
Councillor C. Corbasson
   

The mandate of the Steering Committee is: to work with the Architects and consultants to complete the working drawings related to the JUF; to review all feasible parking options; to review projected staffing numbers; and for staff to procure geotechnical testing for the proposed facility to assess the feasibility of a 6-7 storey underground parking garage.

The Steering Committee is expected to report back to Regional Council as soon as possible with the final working drawings and updated costs of the project, including the parking options.

The proposed facility will accommodate Peel Regional Police 21 Division and Peel Regional staff. Once approved, the Region of Peel will save an estimated $20 million in leasing costs and will accommodate the organization's growth needs for the next ten years.

(2005-196)
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  2004 Region of Peel Employees' United Way Campaign
News Release

Regional Council received a report from the Chief Administrative Officer highlighting the success of the 2004 Employees' United Way Campaign. A joint effort by Peel Regional staff and the Peel Regional Police, raised a total of $283,457 for the 2004 campaign, the Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police ranked 5th out of the top 20 organizations to raise the most funds in all of Peel Region and had the strongest public sector campaign.

The $283,457 cheque was presented to Shelley White, Executive Director, United Way of Peel Region; Marilyn Matthews, Campaign Manager, United Way of Peel Region and Steven Hall, Chair of the United Way of Peel Region Board of Directors at the General Committee meeting held on March 3, 2005.

In addition, Regional Council passed a resolution requesting the Federal Government to match contributions raised annually by United Way organizations across Canada to serve the needs of Canadian communities.

(2005-199)
(2005-200)
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  Bill 118 - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Council Report

Regional Council endorsed the resolution presented by the Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) supporting Bill 118, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2004 (AODA).

The Region will ask the Province of Ontario to provide sufficient funding dedicated to establishing numerous Standard Development Committees and will also request the Province to provide all sectors, including municipalities, assistance with the ongoing implementation of the AODA.

The Act is intended to improve access to workplaces, customer service, transportation and communications, in the public and the private sectors, for persons with disabilities. Advocates representing persons with disabilities characterize the new Act as a long awaited change that would be more effective in improving access for all Ontarians with disabilities.

The AODA generates a wide range of authority for the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration through the appointment of a Director, Inspectors and the Accessibility Standards Development Committees by vesting them with the right to develop and enforce the implementation of the Accessibility Standards. Overall, the AODA would potentially create a more regulated environment for pursuing consistent mandatory standards applicable throughout the Province.

A comprehensive public awareness campaign will be established to adequately encourage expedient execution and ensure ongoing public support of a new AODA.

(2005-201 to 2005-204 inclusive)
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 Public Works
  Hydrogeological and Geotechnical Report, Detailed Design and Contract Administration of the Credit Valley Trunk Sanitary Sewer from Steeles Avenue to Mississauga Road, South of Queen Street - City of Brampton, Ward 6
Council Report

Regional Council awarded the contract for hydrogeological and geotechnical reports, detailed design, contract administration and inspection services for the Credit Valley Trunk Sanitary Sewer from Steeles Avenue to Mississauga Road, south of Queen Street in the City of Brampton to MacViro Consultants Incorporated at an estimated total cost of $1,914,081 (excluding applicable taxes).

The Credit Valley Trunk Sanitary Sewer Extension from Steeles Avenue to Mississauga Road, south of Queen Street is required to provide servicing capabilities for approximately 3,158 hectares of land currently designated for urban growth within the Region of Peel Official Plan (ROP). This trunk sanitary sewer is an important link in the overall wastewater management plan developed by the Region and as outlined in the Water and Wastewater Servicing Master Plan for the Land Based Systems.

(2005-256)
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  Long-Term Water Efficiency Plan
 

Regional Council received a report from the Public Works Department regarding the Region's Long-Term Water Efficiency Plan. The goal of the Water Efficiency Plan is to achieve, by the year 2015, reduction in average annual day demand and peak demand by 10 per cent and wastewater flows by 7 per cent.

The Long-term Water Efficiency Plan's effectiveness and success depends greatly on water users' participation and on establishing sustainable behaviour. This will be accomplished through monitoring and modification of the measures as required, effective marketing and incentives, public education and collaboration with stakeholders and community partners.

Reducing water consumption through the Water Efficiency Plan demonstrates sound environmental stewardship for Peel and makes good financial sense.

(2005-258)
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Meetings at a Glance


Next Grants Ad hoc Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 8:30 a.m.
5th Floor Boardroom, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 7, 2005 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 9:00 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:00 a.m.




All meetings are held in the Region's Council Chamber, Fifth Floor, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, unless otherwise noted.


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