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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, March 9, 2006.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police Employees Raise Over $300,000 for United Way
- Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) 2005 Better Practices Competition Award - Innovative Management Practice "Placement and Display of Roadside Memorials"
- Transportation Planning Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Corridor
- Community Rental Housing Program Pilot - Execution of the Contribution Agreement for the John Street Apartment Building Project - City of Brampton, Ward 3
- Best Start: Implementation Risks


 Delegations/Presentations
Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police Employees Raise Over $300,000 for United Way
 

Emil Kolb, Regional Chair; David Szwarc, Acting Chief Administrative Officer, Region of Peel and Larry Button, Chief Administrative Officer, Peel Regional Police, presented a cheque on behalf of the 2005 Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police Employees' United Way Campaigns to Shelley White, Chief Executive Officer, United Way of Peel Region.

The Region of Peel in partnership with Peel Regional Police raised $325,672.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Region of Peel and Peel Regional Police have made the United Way of Peel Region's top 10 fundraising list. Many employees volunteer hours and their financial support contributed to the campaign's success. The Region of Peel has supported the United Way for more than 29 years.

(2006-190)
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Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) 2005 Better Practices Competition Award - Innovative Management Practice "Placement and Display of Roadside Memorials"
 

Regional Council received information from Ric Robertshaw, Director, Operations and Maintenance, regarding the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) Award, acknowledging the efforts of staff in developing a Roadside Memorial Policy that reflects a sensitive approach to the management of roadside memorials.

(2006-191)
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 Planning
Transportation Planning Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Corridor
 

Regional Council received a report on the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Corridor Environmental Study.

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is proposing to initiate an Individual Environmental Assessment Process to study the long-term provincial transportation needs and to recommend improvements in the GTA West Corridor.

The MTO held a meeting on January 12, 2006 with municipalities located along the GTA West Corridor, including Peel Region, Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

The Environmental Assessment Study is anticipated to start in May 2006 and is expected to take eight to 10 years to complete.

(2006-197)
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Housing and Property
Community Rental Housing Program Pilot - Execution of the Contribution Agreement for the John Street Apartment Building Project - City of Brampton, Ward 3
 

Regional Council approved the execution of the Provincial Contribution Agreement and all other necessary documents required to receive funding from the Province under the Community Rental Housing Pilot Program (CRHP) for the John Street apartment project.
The funding will assist in the construction of a new and necessary affordable housing project that will also contribute to the revitalization of Brampton's downtown core.

(2006-229)
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 Human Services
  Best Start: Implementation Risks
 

Regional Council passed a motion requesting that Federal funding for Best Start be continued.

Best Start provides Peel with much needed funds to maintain current child care spaces for children from birth to age six, to improve wages of early childhood educators, to support children with special needs and to create 2,085 new child care spaces by 2008.

The newly elected Federal government has announced its intent to phase out the Federal-Provincial child care agreements after 2006/2007 and provide an annual taxable allowance of $1,200 for each child under six. This would terminate the Canada-Ontario agreement on Child Care and effectively end Best Start, as of April 1, 2007.

Should the Federal government terminate its funding agreement with the Province of Ontario, families in Peel stand to lose a sustainable early learning and child care system built on coordinated community-based planning. This would result in inadequate subsidized child care spaces to meet community demand in Peel, waitlists for fee subsidy and special need services and increased pressure on wage subsidy funding.

(2006-184)
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Meetings at a Glance

Special Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, March 30, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 30, 2006 --
Immediately Following the Special Regional Council Meeting

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, April 6, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, April 6, 2006 -- 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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