Regional Council proclaimed the month of June
2005 as Seniors' Month in the Region of Peel,
as requested by the Health Department.
The proclamation of Seniors' Month in Peel recognizes
the important contributions that seniors have
made, and continue to make, in our communities.
This year's theme is "Active Living: It's
A number of activities will take place at Peel's
Long Term Care Centres and in the community, including
the "Open Doors" event and the official
grand opening of Malton Village scheduled for
June 22, 2005.
Regional Council received a report
from the Planning Department on the Greenbelt
Act, 2005 which came into effect February
24, 2005 and the policy requirements of the accompanying
In identifying where urbanisation is prohibited,
the Greenbelt Plan provides permanent protection
to the agricultural land base and the constituent
ecological features and functions.
All planning decisions must now conform to the
Greenbelt Plan, however, applications made before
December 16, 2004 do not have to conform to the
Greenbelt Plan. The Greenbelt is comprised of
the Niagara Escarpment, the Oak Ridges Moraine,
and the Protected Countryside.
Regional Council approved the holding of a statutory
public meeting on June 16, 2005 to inform the
public and obtain their input with respect to
a proposed amendment to the Region of Peel Official
Plan as it relates to the transportation network
and policies, as part of the Regional Official
Plan Strategic Update (ROPSU).
To obtain a copy of the proposed amendment to
the Region of Peel Official Plan, please visit
the Region of Peel Planning Department located
on the 6th Fl., 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton,
or the Region of Peel Website at peelregion.on.ca/planning.
Copies of relevant information will be available
to the public on May 13, 2005.
Regional Council approved the hybrid kitchen
organics solution identified as Option C in the
staff presentation dated April 21, 2005 titled
"Region-wide Organics: Bag Liners" which
permits the minimum use of non-degradable plastic
bag liners and the promotion of compostable plastic
and paper bag liners within the Region-wide Organics
The program will introduce curbside collection
of food waste to all single family households
in the Region of Peel. Material will be collected
in smaller bins specifically designed for food
waste only. A monitoring program to provide information
on the amount of diversion, participation levels,
number of plastic bags and number of compostable
plastics processed will be brought to the May
19, 2005 General Committee Meeting for consideration.