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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, December 15, 2005.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
- Paul Schram Memorial Award - Emergency Communicator of the Year
- State of the Region's Health 2005
- Regional Council Ratifies Peel's 2006 Budget
- Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 13
- Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 17
- Identifying Returns on Investment: New Affordable Housing Built in Peel Region


 Delegations/Presentations
  Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
 

Regional Council received information from representatives from the Credit Valley Conservation Authority and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) on the Region of Peel Land Securement Funding Program. The presentation coincided with a report from the Region of Peel Planning Department, which recommended that Regional Council contribute an additional $500,000 to the Greenlands Securement Reserve for a total of $1,000,000. Regional Staff presented Council with this report after consultation with the Conservation Authorities and area municipalities. Further refinement of the agreement is required in order to work out the best land acquisition strategy for the Conservation Authorities.

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  Paul Schram Memorial Award - Emergency Communicator of the Year
 

The Paul Schram Memorial Award was presented to Nina Gut, Peel Regional Police, Emergency Communicator, for her handling of an incident at Fletcher Meadows Secondary School, Brampton. Nina Gut has been an emergency communicator for nearly 18 years and worked with the late Paul Schram. Each year, the award is presented to an Emergency Communicator who displays outstanding dedication, professionalism and achievement on the job.

For more information please visit: www.region.peel.on.ca/news

(2005-1386)
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 Human Services
  State of the Region's Health 2005
 

Regional Council received the 2005 update on the State of the Region's Health from by the Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hanif Kassam. The State of the Region's Health 2005 report focuses on overweight and obesity in adults, conditions that are known to reduce quality of life, increase morbidity and lead to premature death.

Regional Council directed the Acting Commissioner of Health, the Medical Officer of Health and the Commissioner of Planning to work with the Planning Commissioners and the Commissioners of Community Services of the three area municipalities to study and make recommendations for planning policies and processes that provide greater opportunities for active living in Peel. Staff was also directed by Council to work in partnership with the school boards in Peel to initiate and implement programs and policies that educate and support children to eat healthy and be active.

For more information please visit:
www.region.peel.on.ca/publications.htm

(2005-1395)
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Management
  Regional Council Ratifies Peel's 2006 Budget
 

Regional Council endorsed the Region's 2006 Current and Capital Budget, presented by Acting Chief Administrative Officer, David Szwarc and Treasurer and Commissioner of Finance, Dan Labrecque. The tabled recommendation detailed a 2006 operating budget of $1.2 billion with a tax rate increase of 3.3 per cent or $46 per household and an increase of 4.7 per cent or approximately $15 per household, to the water and wastewater utility rate. The approved 2006 Capital Budget is $452.4 million.

Key service level enhancements include:
Police:

  • 30 additional frontline officers

  • 9 intelligence officers to investigate gangs and organized crime

  • 8 civilian court package processors

  • 8 review office civilianization positions

  • 15 cadets representing the initial reinstatement of the cadet program

Other directly controlled Regional programs:

  • Second year implementation of three year service improvement plan in Public Health

  • 860 new subsidized child care spaces

In addition to identifying $3.5 million in savings, Regional Council has frozen contributions to GTA Pooling at the 2005 budget level of $59 million. Peel has contributed $490 million to Pooling.

For more information please visit: www.region.peel.on.ca/news

(2005-1500)
(2005-1388 to 2005-1390 inclusive)

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 Planning
  Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 13
 

Regional Council approved Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 13 - Environmental Mapping Update of Schedule A. Two meetings were held with representatives from the development industry and staff from the Conservation Authorities and the Ministry of Natural Resources to confirm the appropriateness of the areas designated as Regionally and /or Provincially Significant.

For more information please visit:
www.peelregion.ca/officialplan

(2005-1418)
(2005-1423)
(2005-1424)

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  Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 17
 

Regional Council approved Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 17 - Amendment to Establish the 2021 Mayfield West Rural Service Centre Boundary. ROPA 17 was originally proposed by the Town of Caledon and has been revised to address comments received to date and Regional interests. The proposed boundary expansion is in accordance with a 1997 Ontario Municipal Board decision that approved the Caledon "tri-nodal" growth management strategy and a Mayfield West Community Development Plan Study Area.

For more information please visit:
www.peelregion.ca/officialplan

(2005-1421)
(2005-1415 to 2005-1417 inclusive)
(2005-1426)

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 Housing and Property
  Identifying Returns on Investment: New Affordable Housing Built in Peel Region
  Regional Council received information on the economic and other benefits of the Region of Peel's recent investment in the development of new affordable housing.

Regional Council directed staff to send a copy of the report to all Peel area MPs and MPPs, all Peel area candidates in the upcoming Federal Election and the Brampton Board of Trade. Region of Peel staff was also directed to prepare questions for Federal Election candidates regarding significant issues affecting the Region of Peel, for use by the Brampton Board of Trade at the upcoming debate which they will be hosting.

 

 

(2005-1432)

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, January 12, 2006 -- 3:00 p.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, January 26, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.


Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, January 26, 2006 -- 11:30 a.m.

Next Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory
Committee (AAC) Meeting

Tuesday, February 31, 2006 - 1:30 p.m.




All meetings are held in the Region's Council Chamber, Fifth Floor, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, unless otherwise noted.

For additional information on any of the items or to obtain a copy of a report included in Decisions, please contact the
Region of Peel, Clerk's Office at 905-791-7800, ext. 4526.


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Revised: Thursday April 16 2009

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