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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, April 19, 2007.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 Emergency Preparedness Week - May 6 to 12, 2007
- 2 Paramedic Week - May 20 to 27, 2007
- 3 Internal Audit Awareness Day
- 4 Active Transportation Plan for the Region of Peel
- 5 2006 Census Population for Peel Region (GTA)
- 6 Belfountain Speed Limit Changes on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road/Old Main Street) and Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/ Bush Street) Town of Caledon, Ward 1
- 7 Ontario Heritage Trust Plaque for William Perkins Bull at the Peel Heritage Complex

Management
Emergency Preparedness Week - May 6 to 12, 2007
 

Regional Council proclaimed May 6 to 12 "Emergency Preparedness Week" in the Region of Peel to coincide with the Emergency Preparedness Week declared by Public Safety Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. The theme for 2007, "Is Your Family Prepared?" will be the focus of Region of Peel outreach initiatives. Events will occur in all three area municipalities with Emergency Management staff and first responder vehicles on site to interact with visitors and answer questions.

(2007-466)
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Paramedic Week - May 20 to 27, 2007
 

May 20 to 27 was proclaimed "Paramedic Week" in the Region of Peel. Peel Regional Paramedic Services respond to approximately 70,000 calls annually. Paramedic Week provides an opportunity for public education and outreach at local schools, churches, community groups, day care facilities and non-profit and private organizations. Activities planned during Paramedic Week are aimed at educating the public about pre-hospital emergency medical care and promoting the profile of paramedics and their vital role in the community.

(2007-467)
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Internal Audit Awareness Day
 

Regional Council proclaimed May 3, 2007 "Internal Audit Awareness Day" in the Region of Peel. Activities will include Internal Audit Awareness displays and meet and greet sessions with Internal Audit staff.

(2007-481)
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 Planning
Active Transportation Plan for the Region of Peel
 

Active Transportation by definition is any form of self-propelled mode of transportation that uses human energy, such as walking, cycling, in-line skating, jogging and skiing. Active Transportation rates in Peel are low in comparison to other Canadian cities. Improving facilities for walking and cycling can contribute to increasing the number of Peel residents using active forms of transportation. Regional Council approved the establishment of a Regional/area municipal Active Transportation Leadership Group to facilitate the planning and implementation of active transportation in Peel. Some of the anticipated benefits from using active transportation include reduced health risks for heart disease, some types of cancer and obesity; reduced stress from traffic delays and loss of leisure time; less negative impact on the environment; reduced traffic congestion; and over all economic benefits resulting from reduced needs for infrastructure improvements, reduced health care needs, along with reduced fuel and environmental costs.

(2007-490)
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2006 Census Population for Peel Region (GTA)

 

Regional Council received the findings of the 2006 census. The census found that between the years 2001 to 2006 Peel grew by 17.2 per cent which increased its population to 1,159,405. Brampton fuelled the growth, accounting for 60 per cent of Peel's overall growth. Mississauga has the highest population in Peel with 668,549 people, followed by Brampton with 433,806 people and Caledon with 57,050 people. Peel has the second highest population in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) next to Toronto.

(2007-496)
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Public Works
Belfountain Speed Limit Changes on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road/Old Main Street) and Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/ Bush Street) Town of Caledon, Ward 1
 

Regional Council approved the reduction of the existing posted speed limit on both Old Main Street and Bush Street in the Town of Caledon.

The posted speed limit on Regional Road 1 (Mississauga Road/Old Main Street) was reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h from 500 metres south of Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/Bush Street) to Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit/Bush Street).

Similarly, the existing posted speed limit on Regional Road 11 (Forks of the Credit Road/ Bush Street) was reduced from 50 km/h to 40 km/h from Scott Street to 150 metres east of Shaws Creek Road.

(2007-507)
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Housing and Property
Ontario Heritage Trust Plaque for William Perkins Bull at the Peel Heritage Complex
 

Regional Council was informed that the Ontario Heritage Trust has awarded a Provincial Historic Plaque to the Peel Regional Heritage Complex to honour Peel's first historian, William Perkins Bull. The plaque will be unveiled on September 6, 2007 in a ceremony at the Peel Heritage Complex.

The Provincial Plaque Program is the Ontario Heritage Trust's oldest and perhaps best-known activity. Over 1,200 provincial plaques have been unveiled. The program identifies important heritage subjects that have received little attention in the past. William Perkins Bull was born in 1870 and resided in Chinguacousy Township during his childhood. In the 1930s Mr. Bull established the Perkins Bull Historical Series, which had the goal of publishing a series of books on numerous angles of Canadian history. Region of Peel Archives began to compile various elements of the Bull collection in the 1990s and after a major renovation to the archives was completed, the William Perkins Bull Reading Room was dedicated in 2006. Mr. Bull recognized early that the settlement history of Peel County was quickly disappearing. He showed great foresight in establishing the Perkins Bull Historical Series.

(2007-525)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Inter-Municipal Planning
Subcommittee Meeting

Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 1:00 p.m.

Next Regular Audit Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 2007- 8:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 3, 2007- 9:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Public Information Campaign Ad hoc Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2007 - Immediately following Regional Council

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, May 10, 2007 - 11:30 a.m.

Next Regular Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, May 15, 2007- 1:00 p.m.

Together We're Better Awards (TWBA)
Tuesday, May 8, 2007

 

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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