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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, August 2, 2007.

 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 - Literacy Month in Peel - September 2007
- 2 -Introduction of Roundabouts in the Region of Peel, Regional Road 4 ( Dixie Road) and Regional Road 12 ( Old Base Line Road) – Town of Caledon
- 3 - Paramedic Services and Fire Services Co-Location Opportunities
- 4 - School Asthma Project
- 5 - Marijuana Grow Operations - Memoranda of Understanding

  Human Services
Literacy Month in Peel – September 2007

 Regional Council proclaimed September “Literacy Month” to raise awareness of literacy and lifelong learning in Peel. The United Nations annually proclaims September 8 th as International Literacy Day. This year Ontario Works, Children’s Services and the Peel-Halton-Dufferin Adult Learning Network will partner together to raise awareness of the importance of literacy in Peel.

Events will be held throughout the Region, including the Brampton Festival of Learning and the Pajama Night Read Together in Caledon.

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Environment, Transportation and Planning Services
Introduction of Roundabouts in the Region of Peel, Regional Road 4 ( Dixie Road) and Regional Road 12 ( Old Base Line Road) – Town of Caledon

Regional Council received information about a proposed roundabout at the intersection of Regional Road 4 ( Dixie Road) and Regional Road 12 ( Old Base Line Road) in the Town of Caledon. Staff advised Regional Council that this intersection is the preferred location for the first roundabout in the Region because of a recently completed Environmental Assessment on Dixie Road which recommended the realignment of Dixie Road at Olde Base Line Road and Horseshoe Hill Road, which meets Olde Base Line Road at a separate T-intersection 30 metres apart.

With the introduction of a roundabout, the anticipated results would reduce delays, provide equal priority for all traffic movements entering the intersection, eliminate opposing turning movements, and provide better speed control on Olde Base Line Road which is currently free flow to eliminate the potential for severe collision types and reduce collisions through its fewer points of conflict.

In general roundabouts reduce traffic light delays, eliminate the need for traffic signal equipment, have an average savings of $6,000 per year in electricity and maintenance costs, andhave the ability to out perform other types of intersection in terms of traffic capacity.

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Paramedic Services and Fire Services Co-Location Opportunities

Regional Council approved Regional staff entering into discussions to proceed with the design phase of two selected Paramedic and Fire Services co-location sites at Tomken Road and Derry Road in the City of Mississauga and Queen Street West and Mississauga Road in the City of Brampton.

Regional Council previously adopted a facility plan based on a divisional model for Peel Regional Paramedic Services serving the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga. The detailed 10-year capital plan will be presented to the Emergency and Protective Services Committee at the October 11, 2007 meeting.

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School Asthma Project


Regional Council was informed of the success of the three year School Health Asthma Pilot project. Regional staff worked with the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to implement the School Health Asthma Pilot project in 34 schools in Peel. The results of this study have positively influenced policy development for children with asthma and other chronic conditions in the Region.

Peel Public Health received $290,000 from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for the project. The research project concluded on June 30, 2005 and the MOHLTC has now reported back to Peel Public Health with the findings.

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Marijuana Grow Operations – Memoranda of Understanding


Regional Council approved the entering of a memoranda of understanding with the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga to satisfy the requirements of the Municipal Act, 2001, S.O. 2001, c.25, for the purpose of providing a co-ordinated response to, and enforcement of, by-laws, statues and regulations respecting the inspection of former marijuana grow operations. The local municipality must ensure that an inspection of the building is conducted within a reasonable time to ensure the necessary steps are taken to have the building made safe for the public. Peel Public Health staff will conduct an assessment and require an Indoor Air Quality assessment and report from a qualified person to ensure former marijuana grow operations are fit for human habitation.

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Joint Peel-Caledon Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 – 1:00 p.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 6, 2007 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Greater Toronto Airport Authority Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 8:00 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 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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Revised: Thursday April 16 2009


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