Regional Council approved revisions to the Development
Charges By-laws. Changes include the definitions
for "dwelling unit", "small unit"
and "special care/special needs dwelling"
and removal of the "large apartment"
and "small apartment" definitions. Small
units will be subject to development charges at
the rate applicable to small apartments.
There is no change to capital costs or revenue
estimates as outlined in the original Development
Charges Background Study in support of Region
of Peel By-law 52-2003
or the GO Transit Development Charges By-law 45-2001.
Regional Council approved the following contracts
related to the completion of the road widening
of Bovaird Drive from Highway 410 to Mississauga
Road in the City of Brampton:
The extension of the contract with Pave-Al
Limited in order to undertake the proposed watermain
replacement, in the amount of $1,350,000 for
a new contract total of $8,450,000, (excluding
all applicable taxes);
The extension of the existing contract (Document
2003-207P) for Engineering Services with Giffels
Associates Limited to provide engineering services
for additional road and watermain works, at
an estimated total cost of $211,850 (excluding
applicable taxes), under Capital Projects 02-4090
($116,850) and 04-1328 ($95,000), for a new
contract total of $1,244,150 (excluding applicable
The award for Giffels Associates Limited was
increased to complete the work related to any
additional unforeseen project issues up to the
limit of the approved budget.
Regional Council approved the realignment of
the east end of the existing Friday waste collection
area for the City of Brampton with the Monday
waste collection area, to accommodate residents
in North Brampton.
The realignment will ensure that the volumes
generated each collection day are comparable and
can be adequately managed by the existing waste
collection fleet until the commencement of the
new waste collection contract on April 1, 2006.
The implementation of the new Monday and Friday
waste collection areas begin the week of May 16,
2005. A communication strategy will be implemented
for residents that will be affected by the change
to the waste collection schedule.
The Commissioner of Public Works informed Members
of Council that the Operations and Maintenance
Division of Public Works received the 2004 Better
Practices Competition Award for the "One-Stop
Student Training" Program from the Ontario
Good Roads Association (OGRA).
The program ensures student employees are prepared
for the job before attending their designated
reporting location. It provides a streamlined
process and benefits include due diligence in
workplace safety through improved health and safety
awareness, uniform training as well as effective
and efficient use of staff resources.
Regional Council received Health Department's
West Nile Virus Prevention Plan 2005. The new
features of the plan include:
In 2005, the bird surveillance program will
end September 30 rather than October 31. Analysis
of the previous years' bird surveillance data
revealed that bird viral testing is not useful
beyond late September;
Peel Health will continue to promote the use
of on-line stagnant water reporting. Approximately
ten per cent of all stagnant water reports referred
by the public in 2004 were received on-line;
Peel Health will conduct a study comparing
two types of gravid traps. Gravid traps are
designed to attract gravid female Culex mosquitoes
(egg carrying) searching for a suitable site
to lay their eggs; and
The communication strategy for 2005 will be
changed to allow targeted messaging throughout
the spring and summer.