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



 Topics in this Issue:
- Regional Council Approves Joint Administrative Office and Police Building Construction
- Regional Council Endorses the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Position Paper on Improving Efficiency of the Blue Box
- Regional Council Approves Appointment of Councillor David Lyons by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) to the Region of Peel Greenlands Securement Committee (GSC)
- Peel Region Encourages Citizens to Be Pesticides Aware


 Management
Regional Council Approves Joint Administrative Office and Police Building Construction
 

The contract to expand the Region of Peel Administrative Headquarters, including a new police facility, was awarded to Bondfield Construction Ltd.

Construction on the 200,000 sq. ft. expansion could begin as early as September, with full occupancy expected in fall of 2008. The combined office and police station building will be joined on the ground level with the existing facility, located at 10 Peel Centre Dr. in Brampton.

The building will be six storeys in height, constructed of blue tempered glass and stainless steel, and will include three levels of underground parking. A wide street-level main entrance, one-stop service reception, a community resource centre and a large cafeteria are among the features designed to provide Peel citizens and visitors with a positive customer service experience. Peel Regional Police 21 Division staff will occupy 30,000 sq. ft. on two floors of the new building.

Central to approval of the plan is the recognition that providing one large facility will enable the Region to maintain greater control through owned assets, rather than leasing office space indefinitely at multiple locations across Peel. In addition, design of the new building will incorporate cost-conscious, state-of-the-art, energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling technology.

(2006-638)
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 Public Works
Regional Council Endorses the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Position Paper on Improving Efficiency of the Blue Box
 

The position paper, released in June 2006, requests that immediate changes be made to provincial regulations regarding specific materials that create an economic burden to municipalities. These materials include glass, large non-refundable plastic water bottles, and other new and emerging materials.

The paper proposes that the Province direct the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) to implement a deposit-refund system for alcohol beverage containers sold by the LCBO. It is also suggested that the LCBO facilitate sorting of alcohol beverage containers for recycling.

Another highlight of the paper is support for the requirement of all food and beverage containers exceeding four litres in size, to be sold in Ontario markets only through a deposit-refund system.

Support of these recommendations by the Region demonstrates recognition of the economic challenges currently facing Ontario municipalities, while ensuring efficient management of recyclable materials for the benefit of the market, consumers and the environment.

(2006-634)
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 Planning
Regional Council Approves Appointment of Councillor David Lyons by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) to the Region of Peel Greenlands Securement Committee (GSC)
 

At the request of the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC), Councillor David Lyons has been appointed to the Greenlands Securement Committee (GSC) for the duration of the term of Council, or until a successor has been appointed by Regional Council.

The CVC is one of several conservation authorities in Southern Ontario that is working to establish a provincial and municipal partnership for conservation and management of local natural resources within the watersheds of each jurisdiction. The Credit Valley watershed includes significant portions of the municipalities of Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

The Greenlands Securement Committee is a component of the $1 million Conservation Land Securement Capital Project, which will be used to fund land acquisition requests from conservation authorities (CAs) and/or partners that maintain and enhance the ecological quality and integrity of the Greenlands System in Peel.

The Greenlands System in Peel includes significant natural heritage features including wetlands, valleys and stream corridors, the Niagara Escarpment, and other environmentally sensitive areas.

(2006-683)
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 Human Services
Peel Region Encourages Citizens to Be Pesticides Aware
 

"Be Pesticides Aware" is a new Peel Public Health campaign which raises awareness of pesticide issues and encourages residents to reduce their use of pesticides on lawns and gardens.

The health effects of exposure to low doses of lawn and garden pesticides are unclear. However, there is enough evidence to warrant reducing the unnecessary use of pesticides and to be cautious when pesticides are used. For long-term exposures, a number of studies have associated pesticides with birth defects, adverse pregnancy outcomes, learning disabilities, neurological effects, and cancer.

For further information, please visit: Be Pesticides Aware

(2006-699)
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Meetings at a Glance
Next Joint-Peel Caledon Accessibility Advisory
Committee Meeting

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, August 3, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, August 3, 2006 -- 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. 4526.


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