A-Z List | Accessible Info | Careers | Contact Us

 
Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, September 14, 2006.



 Topics in this Issue:
- Mary Neville Award Presented to Anne Fenwick, Director of Family Health, in Recognition of her Significant Contributions to the Peel Community in Children's Mental Health Services
- Regional Council Proclaims October 2, 2006 'World Habitat Day"
- Regional Council to Recognize November 8, 2006 as World Town Planning Day (WTPD)
- Regional Council Urges Provincial Minister of Health to Consider Re-inclusion of Large Community Food Events in Ontario Food Premises Regulation
- Regional Council Approves Implementation of New and Improved Community Safety Zones (CSZ) in Caledon


 Delegations/Presentations
Mary Neville Award Presented to Anne Fenwick, Director of Family Health, in Recognition of her Significant Contributions to the Peel Community in Children's Mental Health Services
 

The Mary Neville Award for 2006 was presented to Anne Fenwick, in acknowledgement of her significant contributions in the areas of prevention and early intervention in children's mental health services. Humphrey Mitchell, Executive Director, and Linda Berkowitz, Manager, Clinical Services, Peel Children's Centre, were both on hand to present the award to Anne Fenwick.

In 1997, Anne Fenwick co-founded 'Success by 6 in Peel' - an early childhood community initiative designed to improve outcomes for all children from birth to 6 years of age. She is presently involved in developing the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder community initiative.

Anne received a standing ovation as members of Regional Council extended their appreciation to her and the entire staff of Peel Health for their important work.

(2006-837)
Back to Top

Proclamations
Regional Council Proclaims October 2, 2006 'World Habitat Day"
 

The United Nations General Assembly created World Habitat Day in 1985 as a time to reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter. Global celebration of this date also serves as a reminder of the collective responsibility for the future of human habitat.

The UN-Habitat theme for 2006 is 'Cities - Magnets of Hope,' which was chosen to remind all of us that the world is witnessing the greatest migration in its history of people into towns and cities. All municipal leaders share the challenge of finding solutions to alleviate poverty in cities, reduce pollution and facilitate sustainable urban growth and development.

Regional Council proclaimed October 2, 2006 'World Habitat Day,' which reflects the commitments of the Region of Peel to the provision of affordable and appropriate housing, social services, health, strategic planning and other key services to the citizens of Peel.

(2006-875)
Back to Top

Regional Council to Recognize November 8, 2006 as World Town Planning Day (WTPD)
 

Founded in 1949, World Town Planning Day (WTPD) is now celebrated in 30 countries on four different continents. The Region of Peel Planning Department, in its affiliation with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI), endorses WTPD as an opportunity to highlight the importance of sound planning in creating liveable communities in Canada.

The Region of Peel recognizes the many valuable contributions of professional planners and their commitment to public service. WTPD in Canada will also serve to publicly recognize citizens who have shown dedication to improving their communities. WTPD will remind future generations about the importance of neighbourhood, the need for personal involvement in policy making, and the fragile nature of the environment.

(2006-907)
Back to Top

 Human Services
Regional Council Urges Provincial Minister of Health to Consider Re-inclusion of Large Community Food Events in Ontario Food Premises Regulation
 

Region of Peel Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Megan Ward, advised Regional Council of concerns surrounding amendments made to the Ontario Food Premises Regulation, under the Health Protection and Promotion Act. The June 15, 2006 amendments currently exempt certain groups from the food preparation, transportation and serving standards in the Regulation. These groups include farmers' markets, religious groups, service clubs and fraternal organizations that hold events for members and the general public.

The exemption means that public health inspectors cannot enforce the specific standards contained in the Regulation, therefore potentially increasing risk of food-borne illness. The primary concern for Regional health staff is the large number of events with attendance being as high as 100,000 people for a single event, held in Peel venues each year. Peel Public Health Inspectors have advised groups responsible for food preparation to conspicuously post signage indicating that their food premises has not been inspected in accordance with the Regulation. Peel health officials will continue a proactive approach to educate food handlers and event coordinators about proper food preparation, handling, transportation and serving.

Regional Council directed Chair Kolb to write to the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario, advising of the concerns raised by Regional Council and the Acting Medical Officer of Health, recommending that very large events at which food is served not be exempted from the Ontario Food Premises Regulation.

(2006-851)
Back to Top

 Public Works
Regional Council Approves Implementation of New and Improved Community Safety Zones (CSZ) in Caledon
 

New Community Safety Zones (CSZ) have been approved for Regional Road 24 (Charleston Sideroad) in Caledon, in the vicinity of Kennedy Road, and on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road). Staff from Caledon Central Public School requested that a CSZ be implemented near the school in order to deter aggressive driving behaviour.

In addition, Regional Council approved the extension of the existing CSZ on Regional Road 14 (Mayfield Road) by 185 metres west of Bramalea Road, in the vicinity of Mayfield Secondary School.

Community Safety Zones (CSZ) are incorporated in the Ontario government's road safety strategy. They are intended to discourage unsafe driving in school zones with high traffic volume. The primary consequence of a CSZ designation is that all moving offences related to motor vehicles will be charged with an increased fine if committed within the boundaries of a CSZ.

(2006-860)
Back to Top

Meetings at a Glance

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 28, 2006 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Audit Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, October 5, 2006 -- 8:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, October 5, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, October 12, 2006 -- 9:30 a.m.

Next Emergency and Protective Services Committee
Thursday, October 12, 2006 -- 1:00 p.m.

Next Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory
Committee Meeting
Thursday, October 24, 2006 -- 1:00 p.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, October 26, 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. 4526.


Decisions is published after each Regional Council meeting.
If you would like to be on our mailing list,
please E-mail: decisions@peelregion.ca or
call 905-791-7800, ext. 4526

Internet Address: www.peelregion.ca



Revised: Thursday April 16 2009

www.peelregion.ca

Home | Contact Us | Search | A-Z Topic List
Privacy & Terms of Use | Service Commitment

Smaller Text Larger Text