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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, July 7, 2005.



 Topics in this Issue:
1 - Literacy Month in Peel - September 2005
2 - Debbie Smith, Boys and Girls Club of Peel and Jonathan Charron, Breakfast for Kids Coordinator regarding Student Nourishment Program and Breakfast for Kids Month
3 - Awards for Communication Excellence
4 - Update on the Control of Seasonal Taste and Odour in Drinking Water
5 - Evening Care at Chinguacousy Child Care Centre
6 - Encroachment Agreement, Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway), Owner: The Credit Valley Hospital - City of Mississauga, Ward 8
7 - By-law 59-2005: A by-law to regulate disclosure of food safety inspection information to the public.


 Proclamation
Literacy Month in Peel - September 2005

Regional Council proclaimed the month of September, 2005 Literacy Month in the Region of Peel.

Ontario Works, Children's Services and the Peel-Halton-Dufferin Adult Learning Network have partnered to raise awareness of events promoting literacy and lifelong learning in Peel throughout the month of September 2005.

Over the last year more than 275,000 hours of training to more than 2,000 learners was delivered by service providers. Literacy programs promoted during this time will help the 20,000 children per year who are using and participating in quality, literacy-rich programs.

(2005-779)
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 Delegations/Presentations
Debbie Smith, Boys and Girls Club of Peel and Jonathan Charron, Breakfast for Kids Coordinator regarding Student Nourishment Program and Breakfast for Kids Month

Regional Council received a presentation on the Student Nourishment Program, formerly known as Breakfast for Kids. Peel's Social Services Department was chosen as the lead transfer payment agency for the Student Nourishment Program for the central-west region of the province.

Social Services will receive 100% of the provincial funding and transfer it directly to the Boys and Girls Club of Peel to implement the Peel program and coordinate sites across Halton, Wellington and Waterloo. The Social Services Department will ensure the program operates as stipulated in the provincial guidelines and meets the service objectives of the program.

(2005-765)
(2005-766)
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 Management
Awards for Communication Excellence
 

Regional Council recognized the award-winning work of Communication Services and program staff who earned eight awards for communications excellence.

Regional Councillors congratulated staff on their achievements and noted the content and quality of materials developed to communicate with residents, employees and other key stakeholders. Some of the awards won are:

Smoke-Free Bars

  • Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) National Award of Excellence
  • 2 International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) International Gold Quill Awards

Childhood Obesity

  • IABC (Toronto) OVATION Award of Excellence

West Nile Virus

  • IABC (Toronto) OVATION Award of Merit
(2005-773)
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  Public Works
Update on the Control of Seasonal Taste and Odour in Drinking Water
 

Regional Council approved a contribution in the amount of $15,000 to fund research in 2005 into the cause of taste and odour in drinking water.

The current taste and odour of drinking water is caused by Geosmin, a substance produced by algae. Ongoing research is needed to better understand why the taste and order occurs and to determine the best management strategies.

The research will be conducted by the Ontario Water Works Research Consortium. The Ontario Water Works Research Consortium is comprised of municipalities that draw their water from Lake Ontario, and scientists from government agencies and universities.

(2005-768)
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 Human Services
Evening Care at Chinguacousy Child Care Centre
 

Regional Council received a report from Social Services that updated Council on the success of the evening care program at Chinguacousy Child Care Centre. This program supports families who work outside of traditional business hours.

Twenty one children have been enrolled in evening care over the past 12 months, with current registration in the evening program fluctuating between 15 and 20 children.

Numerous media outlets have reported on the availability of this program which has increased community awareness.

(2005-819)
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 Housing and Property
Encroachment Agreement, Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway), Owner: The Credit Valley Hospital - City of Mississauga, Ward 8
 

Regional Council approved a proposal to construct a park at 2200 Eglinton Avenue. The park is to be named the Cancer Survivors' Park and is a part of the expansion project at Credit Valley Hospital.

The encroachment will be located on Regional Road 1 (Erin Mills Parkway) and consist of shrub and perennial plantings, in-ground floodlighting, various types of concrete sidewalks and paving, and a sign.

(2005-911)
(2005-916)
(By-law 64-2005)
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 By-laws
By-law 59-2005: A by-law to regulate disclosure of food safety inspection information to the public.
 

In December, 2004 Regional Council endorsed a mandatory food safety performance disclosure program. This program requires Peel Health Inspection Summary signs be posted near the main public entrance to an establishment after a public health inspector has conducted an assessment. The Peel Health Inspection Summary Signs, also called disclosure signs, will be coloured to indicate the outcome of the assessment.

The disclosure signs are defined as:

  • PASS/green (substantial compliance),
  • CONDITIONAL PASS/yellow (significant non-compliance), or
  • CLOSED/red (immediate health hazard present).

As of November 1, 2005 posting of disclosure signs at food establishments within the Region of Peel will be required by their operator after their assessment.

(2005-815)
(2005-916)
(By-law 59-2005)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 11:30 a.m.

Next Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 16, 2005 - 1:45 p.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. 4526.


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