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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, April 6, 2006.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel - April 23 to 29, 2006
- Regional Council Proclaimed the Following Event Weeks in the Region of Peel
- Appointment to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board
- "Liveable Peel" Conference held on February 10, 2006 in MIssissauga
- Regional Council approved the 2006 West Nile Virus (WNV) Prevention Plan


 Proclamations
Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel - April 23 to 29, 2006
 

Regional Council Proclaimed the Week of April 23 to 29, 2006 'Volunteer Week' in the Region of Peel, to coincide with National Volunteer Week, an annual springtime celebration that honours the people who donate their time and energy to their fellow citizens. The slogan for this year's event is 'Volunteers Grow Community'.

In 2005, over 1,700 volunteers contributed their time and effort to enhance many of the services the citizens of Peel receive from the Region.

The Region of Peel will host a Volunteer Recognition event on April 24, 2006 to honour the outstanding results that are achieved by volunteerism in the delivery of Regional programs and services.

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Regional Council Proclaimed the Following Event Weeks in the Region of Peel
 

April 16 to 22, 2006: Earth Week
May 7 to 13, 2006: Compost Awareness Week
May 7 to 13, 2006: Drinking Water Awareness Week
May 14 to 20, 2006: Public Works Week
May 25 to 31, 2006: Children's Water Awareness Week

The proclamation of event weeks demonstrates an acknowledgement by Peel of environmental issues and highlights the commitment made to integrate environmental priorities into a range of programs and services. Events are celebrated in a variety of ways in order to raise awareness and educate residents about Regional programs and services.

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 Management
Appointment to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board
 

Councillor Gael Miles was appointed to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board for a term ending on November 30, 2006, or until a successor is appointed by Regional Council.

The Chinguacousy Health Services Board was incorporated in November 1973 to establish and operate a system of community health services for residents of the Brampton area. The mission for the Chinguacousy Health Services Centre is to raise the level of health and promote wellness within the community.

Past practice has been to appoint a Brampton member of Regional Council to this position. Councillor Gael Miles has been the Regional representative to the Chinguacousy Health Services Board since 1996.

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Planning
"Liveable Peel" Conference held on February 10, 2006 in MIssissauga
 

Regional Council received a report from the Planning Department detailing the successful 'Liveable Peel' Conference held with key stakeholders on February 10, 2006 in Mississauga as part of the Liveable Peel community sustainability initiative.

Approximately 185 participants, including Federal, Provincial and Municipal staff, community leaders, academics, consultants, developers and other private and public sector stakeholders attended the conference to further explore ideas for Liveable Peel and to gain input and direction on the scope of tasks associated with the initiative.

Key messages resulting from the conference included the need for a high degree of collaboration and integration among sectors; the need for adequate, sustainable and predictable funding for many topic areas explored during the conference; the need to educate the public about community sustainability and lifestyle choices; and the need for political support and community champions to lead change.

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 Human Services
Regional Council approved the 2006 West Nile Virus (WNV) Prevention Plan
 

Key activities of the 2006 plan include encouraging the public to report dead Crows, dead Blue Jays and stagnant water. Intensified monitoring of sites previously identified with repeated positive mosquito batches will be conducted in order to target the known populations of Culex mosquito species in urban areas of Peel.

Peel Public Health will be continuing to work with key local stakeholders to further improve and implement the 2006 WNV Prevention Plan.

Ontario continues to experience West Nile Virus activity, especially in communities located adjacent to Lake Ontario. A program of public education, surveillance and mosquito reduction in targeted areas has been successful in reducing the risk and number of confirmed human WNV cases in Peel. The rate of human WNV cases in Peel was among the lowest in Ontario in 2005.

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Meetings at a Glance

Grants Ad Hoc Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 13, 2005 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting

Thursday, April 20, 2005 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Joint-Peel Caledon Accessibility Advisory
Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 2005 -- 1:00 p.m.

Next Audit Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, April 27, 2005 -- 8:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, April 27, 2005 -- 9:30 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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