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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, January 25, 2007.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 Southern Ontario Gateway Council (SOGC)
- 2 211 Service Delivery
- 3 Seniors' Health Report 2006
- 4 Internet Audio Broadcasts of Regional Council and Committee Meetings
- 5 Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Proceedings Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 15
- 6 Award of Five-Year Leaf and Yard Waste Processing Contract
- 7 Bi-Weekly Leaf and Yard Waste Collection


 Delegations/Presentations
Southern Ontario Gateway Council (SOGC)
 

John Best, Executive Director, Southern Ontario Gateway Council (SOGC) presented information on the newly formed non-profit transportation organization. SOGC is comprised of private-sector and public-sector transportation stakeholders, aimed at improving the transportation network in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) throughout the next 30 years. The Region of Peel, as a supporting member of SOGC, will work with other members to improve efficiency and competitiveness of transportation. SOGC with aide this initiative through consensus building, consultation, advocacy and communication. For more information please visit the SOGC website at www.gatewaycouncil.ca

(2007-7)
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 Human Services
211 Service Delivery
 

Regional Council approved the implementation of a 211 service as an easy to remember number to provide the public with information for non-emergency community health and social services needs. By calling 211, members of the public will reach a Certified Information and Referral Specialist who will be able to assess their needs and refer them to the best available information and services. The delivery of the program is expected to be operational by December 2007.

(2007-8)
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Seniors' Health Report 2006
 

Dr. Megan Ward, Acting Medical Officer of Health, presented a report on Seniors' Health. The report highlighted the fact that seniors will comprise 13 per cent of the population by the year 2021, a rise of 7 per cent in 20 years. As a result, Peel Public Health will need to provide programs and services to meet the needs of the growing senior's population. Currently, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) only has one Mandatory Program requirement for public health programs specifically targeting seniors, which is to address falls. This program is currently limited through its mandate by only addressing one need of seniors. Other programs, including healthy eating or cancer prevention are not targeted to seniors as a group, but rather the population as a whole. Regional Council endorsed encouraging the Province of Ontario to provide leadership and to develop comprehensive health programs to meet the needs of the seniors' population. For more information on the Seniors' Health Report, visit the Region of Peel website.

(2007-9)
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Management
Internet Audio Broadcasts of Regional Council and Committee Meetings
 

Regional Council approved Internet audio broadcasting of the public portions of Regional Council, General Committee and Statutory Public meetings held in the Council Chamber, commencing February 8, 2007. Broadcasts will be available to the public through the Region's internet site. To access the audio broadcast please visit the Region of Peel website-Regional Government page.

(2007-23)
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 Planning
Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Proceedings Regarding Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) Number 15
 

Regional Council was advised that Regional Official Plan Amendment 15 was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on December 8, 2006. The Amendment was deemed by the OMB as representing good planning. ROPA 15 amended the urban planning boundary in North West Brampton. For more information on the Planning Department and the Regional Official Plan please visit the Region of Peel website.

(2007-46)
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 Public Works
Award of Five-Year Leaf and Yard Waste Processing Contract
 

Regional Council approved the direct negotiation of an agreement with All Treat Farms Limited for the provision of leaf and yard waste processing services for a period of five years commencing April 2007 and terminating December 2011, at a combined estimated cost to the Region of Peel of approximately $5.2 million. All Treat Farms Limited will provide supplemental processing of peak seasonal yard waste collection, such as during the fall leaf vacuuming program, while the amount of material normally collected from the Region Wide Organics Program will be processed at the Regional Organics Composting Plant.

(2007-51)
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Bi-Weekly Leaf and Yard Waste Collection
 

In 2006 the Region of Peel introduced By-Weekly Leaf and Yard Waste Collection. Members of Waste Management Subcommittee met on January 18, 2007 to discuss the Yard Waste Collection Schedule. Members of Waste Management Subcommittee decided to maintain the Bi-Weekly Yard Collection Schedule in 2007 and requested staff to report back to the Subcommittee in the fall with results of the 2007 yard waste collection program. Additional information will be available, along with a copy of the 2007 collection schedule, on the Region of Peel website closer to the beginning of the 2007 collection schedule, starting April 2, 2007.

(2007-56)
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Meetings at a Glance
Next Audit Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, February 8, 2007- 8:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, February 8, 2007- 9:30 a.m.

Public Meeting of Regional Council - Revisions to Regional Official Plan Process
Thursday, February 15, 2005- 9:30 a.m.

Public Meeting of Regional Council - User Fees and Charges for the Region of Peel's Water, Wastewater and Waste Systems
Thursday, February 15, 2007 - Immediately following the first Public Meeting

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, February 15, 2007 - Immediately following the second Public Meeting

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 11:30 a.m.

Next Emergency and Protective Services Committee
Thursday, February 22, 2007-9:30 a.m.

Next Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, February 22, 2007-1:00 p.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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