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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, April 14, 2005.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 - Development Charges Amendment By-law, 2005
- 2 - Engineering Services for Bovaird Drive from Highway 410 to Mississauga Road and Watermain on Bovaird Drive at Kennedy Road - City of Brampton, Wards 1, 2, 5 and 6
- 3 - Realigning Friday's Waste Collection Area - City of Brampton, Ward 10
- 4 - Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) 2004 Better Practices Competition Award
- 5 - West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel



 Management
  Development Charges Amendment By-law, 2005

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.

The amended by-law is effective April 14, 2005.

(2005-324)
(By-law 49-2005)
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 Public Works
Engineering Services for Bovaird Drive from Highway 410 to Mississauga Road and Watermain on Bovaird Drive at Kennedy Road - City of Brampton, Wards 1, 2, 5 and 6

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 taxes);
  • 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.
(2005-377)
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Realigning Friday's Waste Collection Area - City of Brampton, Ward 10

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.

(2005-404)
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Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) 2004 Better Practices Competition Award

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.

(2005-428)
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 Human Services
West Nile Virus in the Region of Peel

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.

For more information about the West Nile Virus, visit our website: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/westnile/index.htm

(2005-415)
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Meetings at a Glance
Next Audit Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 8:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Joint Use Facility Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 5, 2005 - 7:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, May 5, 2005- 9:30 a.m.
 
Proclamations
Earth Week
April 21 to 24, 2005

Emergency Preparedness Week
May 1 to 7, 2005

Compost Awareness Week
May 1 to 7, 2005

Drinking Water Awareness Week
May 1 to 7, 2005

Public Works Week

May 15 to 21, 2005

Children's Water Awareness Week
May 26 to June 1, 2005
 

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

For additional information on any of the items or to obtain a copy of a report included in Decisions, please contact the Region of Peel, Clerk's Office at 905-791-7800, ext. 4526.

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Revised: Thursday April 16 2009

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