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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, May 26, 2005.

 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 - APWA Top Ten Public Leaders Award
- 2 - Smog Summit 2005
- 3 - Comprehensive School Health Survey Update
- 4 - Joint Use Facility Update

APWA Top Ten Public Leaders Award

Roger Maloney, Chief Administrative Officer, presented Mitch Zamojc, Commissioner of Public Works, with the American Public Works Association (APWA) Top Ten Public Works Leaders Award.

The award seeks to inspire excellence and dedication in public service by recognizing outstanding career service achievements by individuals from both the public and private sectors.

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Human Services
Smog Summit 2005

Regional Council approved the 2005 Actions to Improve Air Quality prepared by the Executive Management Team as the Region of Peel's submission to the 2005 Smog Summit which will be held on June 8, 2005 at Toronto City Hall.

Some highlights of Peel's commitment include the Clean Air Plan, air monitoring unit, Water Smart Peel, purchase of hybrid pick-up vehicles and the Energy Consumption Monitor (ECM) 1200 Program.

The Smog Summit is an annual event. Activities will raise awareness of and facilitate action on air quality by the levels of government active in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). This year's theme is transportation and health. The Inter-Governmental Declaration will be signed at the Smog Summit and will address how the GTA Clean Air Council will improve air quality.

To learn more about the 2005 Region of Peel Clean Air Initiative, please visit our website at www.peelregion.ca

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Comprehensive School Health Survey Update

Regional Council received a report from the Health Department regarding an update on the Comprehensive School Health Survey. The survey consists of a combination of programs, policies, activities and services to improve the health of children in order to create a healthier generation of adults.

In February 2002, Peel Health released the Child Health 2002 report, which contained a variety of statistics for Peel children aged 0-19 years. During production of this report, insufficient data were highlighted in such areas as bullying, physical activity, nutrition, substance abuse and mental health, among others. As a result, Peel Health conducted another survey to capture the missing data which now appears in the Student Health 2005 report.

The Student Health 2005 report summarizes the results from the School Health Assessment Survey, the largest survey of health behaviours of children aged 12 to 19 years ever conducted in Canada.

This survey was designed by Peel Health in collaboration with its partners in education, the Peel District School Board and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board. Data were collected from a sample of over 7,000 children in grades 7 to 12 during the spring and fall of 2004.

To learn more about the Student Health 2005 report, please visit our website at www.peelregion.ca

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Joint Use Facility Update

Regional Council unanimously approved the Joint Use Facility (JUF) Steering Committee's recommendations for the proposed facility to house Region of Peel staff and Peel Regional Police 21 Division.

The JUF Steering Committee was mandated to work with the architects and consultants to make recommendations for the working drawings, review parking options and projected staffing numbers.

The proposed facility will be comprised of a six-storey, 200,000 square foot building linked on the ground floor to Regional Headquarters at 10 Peel Centre Dr.. It is expected that the building will be utilized by 1,078 Regional staff, 270 police officers and will also accommodate a three-storey underground parking garage.

Construction of the Joint Use Facility will begin in April 2006 and is scheduled to open in March 2008.

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Meetings at a Glance

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

Next Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Next Audit Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 8:30 a.m.

Next Public Meeting regarding Regional Official Plan
Amendment Number 16

Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2005 - Immediately following the Public Meeting

Next Special Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2005 - 11:30 a.m.

Next Peel Living Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2005 - Immediately following the
Special Peel Housing Corporation Meeting

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.

Decisions is published after each Regional Council meeting.
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Revised: Thursday April 16 2009


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