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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, May 5, 2005.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 - Seniors' Month - June 2005
- 2 - Paramedic Week - May 15 to 21, 2005
- 3 - Greenbelt Act, 2005 and Greenbelt Plan
- 4 - Regional Official Plan Strategic Update: Regional Official Plan Amendment 16 - Proposing Changes to the Transportation Network and Policies
- 5 - Region-wide Organics Program


 Proclamations
Seniors' Month - June 2005

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 For Life".

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.

(2005-490)
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Paramedic Week - May 15 to 21, 2005

Regional Council proclaimed the week of May 15 to 21, 2005 as Paramedic Week in the Region of Peel, as requested by Ambulance and Emergency Programs Division of the Corporate Services Department.

The event will provide the public with valuable information that can be utilized in emergency situations, while recognizing the vital role of paramedics in the community.

(2005-510)
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 Planning
Greenbelt Act, 2005 and Greenbelt Plan

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 Greenbelt Plan.

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.

(2005-526)
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Regional Official Plan Strategic Update: Regional Official Plan Amendment 16 - Proposing Changes to the Transportation Network and Policies

Council Report

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.

(2005-528)
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 Public Works
Region-wide Organics Program
 

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 Program.

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.

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Joint Use Facility Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 8:00 a.m.

Next Public Meeting of Regional Council
to consider an amendment to the Regional Official Plan regarding Northwest Brampton

Thursday, May 19, 2005 - 9:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 2005 -
Immediately following the Public Meeting

Next Audit Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, May 26, 2005- 8:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, May 26, 2005- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, May 26, 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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Revised: Thursday April 16 2009

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