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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, July 5, 2007.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 - Andy Koopmans, Executive Director, Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO)
- 2 - Dr. Sunita Joshi, Dentist, City of Mississauga and Representative, Halton Peel Dental Association (HPDA) and Frank Bevilacqua, Director, Government Relations, Ontario Dental Association (ODA)
- 3 - Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation Regarding the 2007 Development Charges and Background Study
- 4 - Energy Procurement Strategy
- 5 - Commissioning of the Material Recycling Facility at the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility, Capital Project 99-6275, Document 2003-149P
- 6 - Smart Commute Initiative
- 7 - Walker Road Seniors Apartment - Town of Caledon, Ward 3


 Delegations/Presentations
Andy Koopmans, Executive Director, Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO)
 

Regional Council was informed that the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) has awarded the E.A. Danby Award to the Region of Peel for the Talent Management Program. The E.A. Danby Award recognizes municipalities for fostering and sustaining excellence.

(2007-890)
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Dr. Sunita Joshi, Dentist, City of Mississauga and Representative, Halton Peel Dental Association (HPDA) and Frank Bevilacqua, Director, Government Relations, Ontario Dental Association (ODA)
 

Regional Council received information from Dr. Sunita Joshi regarding some of her experiences working with seniors through the Regional Seniors Dental Care program. She advised that she often finds it rewarding to work with individuals and provide them with services to meet their needs, but she finds that the payment
schedule for dentists approved through the Seniors Dental Care program is not adequate to cover the cost of providing the services.

(2007-891)
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Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation Regarding the 2007 Development Charges and Background Study
 

Regional Council was presented with information from Phil King, President, Orlando Corporation, speaking on behalf of the Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association. He requested that Regional Council consider "fair transition provisions" for the implementation of the proposed increases to the Region of Peel development charges.

(2007-893)
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 Management
Energy Procurement Strategy
 

Regional Council approved the adoption of the Energy Procurement Strategy as an overarching plan to manage and mitigate the risks associated with competitive energy markets. In addition to this, it was noted that the Statement of Policy and Goals Relating to the Use of Commodity Price Hedging Agreements meet the requirements of Ontario Regulation 653/05 made under the Municipal Act, 2001.

(2007-898)
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 Environment, Transportation and Planning Services
Commissioning of the Material Recycling Facility at the Peel Integrated Waste Management Facility, Capital Project 99-6275, Document 2003-149P
 

Regional Council approved the funding for two-thirds of the cost to install an optical sorter for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles at an estimated cost of $686,730 CAD with the remaining one-third being funded by Waste Management of Canada Corporation (WMCC). One-half of the Regional funding will be recovered from Stewardship Ontario.

(2007-914)
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Smart Commute Initiative
 

Regional Council has requested that the Greater Toronto Transportation Authority (GTTA) assume leadership, operational and funding responsibility for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Smart Commute Initiative (SCI). Some of the highlights of the SCI program noted in the staff report were the removal of 10,000 cars from GTA roads per day, and the prevention of 17,400 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions. Funding for the program from Transport Canada was discontinued in March of 2007.

(2007-919)
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 Human Services
Walker Road Seniors Apartment - Town of Caledon, Ward 3
 

Regional Council approved an increase in the budget amount for Phase II of the Walker Road Seniors Apartment Project, which will be combined with Phase I funds for a total project budget of $6,050,000. The Walker Road expansion project was submitted for funding under the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program. The Region has been approved to receive $1.25 million to support capital costs to construct the expansion.

(2007-950)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Peel Youth Violence Prevention Steering Committee Meeting
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
5th Floor Boardroom

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, 2, 2007 - 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.


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