John Kearns, Chairman,
and Rick Sampson, Chief Executive Officer, Amalgamated
Waste Disintegrators Ltd.
Regional Council received information about a
Transportable Twenty Tons Per Day (TPD) Disintegration
system developed by Amalgamated Waste Disintegrators
(AWD) Ltd. John Kearns, Chairman, AWD, stated
that the system is expected to exceed the published
guidelines of every major regulatory body around
Regional Council directed staff to report to
a future Regional Council meeting with details
regarding the implementation of a pilot project
of the Kearns Waste Disintegrator System in the
Region of Peel.
Regional Council proclaimed November 8, 2005
World Town Planning Day in the Region of Peel.
World Town Planning Day is celebrated in 30 countries
every November 8. World Town Planning Day is an
opportunity to highlight the contributions that
sound planning makes to the quality of our communities
Salt Institute Storage
"Excellence" Award - Repeat Winner
The Operations and Maintenance Division of the
Public Works Department received an award for
the continued practice of sound environmental
stewardship in salt storage from the Salt Institute.
Received was the 2005 Award for Excellence in
Salt Storage "Repeat Winner" designation.
The Region of Peel is one of only 37 agencies
in North America to receive this distinction.
of Contract for Waste Disposal and Collection Services
At a Special Regional Council Meeting held on
October 20th, 2005, Regional Council approved
a new waste contract with Waste Management of
Canada Corporation (WMCC) which provides for 20
years of waste disposal capacity and 10 years
of waste collection services for Peel residents.
As part of the $557 million contract, WMCC will
provide 20 years of Ontario-based landfill disposal
capacity at current market rates, or Michigan-based
capacity in the event that Ontario-based is not
available. WMCC will also provide collection services
for the urban areas of Peel (Brampton and Mississauga)
for a period of 10 years.
Effects of Mixed-Income,
Multi-Family Rental Housing Developments on Single-Family
Regional Council received information on a study
conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(MIT) about the effects of Mixed-Income, Multi-Family
Rental Housing Developments on Single-Family Housing
The MIT study shows that there are no significant
differences in house price changes over time when
comparing homes located close to the mixed-income
development and elsewhere. These findings confirm
the research results of a similar study conducted
in June 1992.
Regional Council directed staff to update the
1992 Housing Department Study known as "A
Property Values Case Study: An Analysis of the
Effect of Non-Profit Housing on neighbouring Residential
Property Values" with current information.
Regional Council received information on the
2005 Influenza Immunization Campaign. During the
2004-2005 season a total of 29,843 doses of the
influenza vaccine were administered at Peel Public
2005 plans for the influenza campaign include:
Improving access for residents to public
clinics in a variety of locations at varied
Continued emphasis on workplace influenza
clinics sponsored by employers;
Promotion of annual influenza vaccination
among healthcare workers to improve vaccine
The Influenza vaccine is recommended to all individuals
over the age of six months living in Ontario.
Peel Health will be offering free influenza immunization
clinics to all Peel residents.
For more information about Peel Health clinics,
please call Peel Public Health at 905-799-7700 (Caledon
residents can call free of charge at 905-584-2216)
or visit www.peelregion.ca/flu