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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on
Thursday, December 13, 2007.



 Topics in this Issue:
- 1 -  Presentation of the Paul Schram Memorial Award for the Emergency Communicator of the Year
- 2 - Smart Commute Association Employer of the Year Awarded to the Region of Peel
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3 - 2007 Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award

  4 - Peel’s Long-Term Care Centres Receive Accreditation
- 5 - Energy from Waste – Policy Issues
- 6 - Region of Peel 2008 Budget

 Delegations

 Presentation of the Paul Schram Memorial Award for the Emergency Communicator of the Year

 

Kent Gillespie, Commissioner of Corporate Services and Regional Solicitor and Karla Hale, Chair, Advisory Group for 911 presented the Paul Schram Memorial Award for the Emergency Communicator of the Year to Sheila Horton, Peel Regional Police Communicator, Peel Regional Police; Beth Damery, Communications Operator, Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga Fire Services; and Andrew Danea Ritchie, Ambulance Communications Officer, Central Ambulance Communications Centre (CACC), Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

(2007-1449)
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Smart Commute Association Employer of the Year Awarded to the Region of Peel

 

Regional Council received a presentation highlighting the Awarding of the Smart Commute Association Employer of the Year to the Region of Peel. The Region was selected from local Smart Commutes in the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton based on their commitment to the program, leadership shown in their communities, innovation in the initiatives and the results achieved.

For more information on the Region’s Smart Commute Initiative please visit the Region’s website or www.smartcommute.ca

(2007-1450)
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2007 Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award

 

Regional Council recognized Keith Ward, Commissioner of Human Services and General Manager, Peel Living for receiving the 2007 Sybil Frenette Outstanding Leadership Award. The Sybil Frenette Award honours an individual whose energy and vision have furthered the cause of non-profit housing; Keith Ward exemplifies the standard for the Outstanding Leadership Award, as a tireless advocate of social housing for over 30 years in various capacities. The award is given annually at the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association (ONPHA) reception.

For more information on the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association please visit their website.

(2007-1451)
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Health
Peel’s Long-Term Care Centres Receive Accreditation
 

Regional Council received information on the awarding of a three year accreditation for the Region’s five long-term care centres: Davis Centre, Malton Village, Peel Manor, Sheridan Villa and Tall Pines. The 2007 accreditation is from the Canadian Council on Health Services, which is a non-profit, non-government organization, mandated to help health services organizations improve the quality of care and services they provide to their clients.

(2007-1463)
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Environment, Transportation and Planning

Energy from Waste – Policy Issues

 

Regional Council received information on the Energy from Waste initiatives in the Region of Peel and the support municipal energy from waste producers are receiving from the European Union and Federal governments in Europe. Many European governments have implemented specific measures to support the development of municipal Energy from Waste facilities. Regional Council referred the issue to the Government Relations Committee for review.

(2007-1515)
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Regional Council Budget

Region of Peel 2008 Budget

 

Regional Council approved the 2008 Current and Capital Budget that includes an operating budget of $1.4 billion; a tax rate increase of 4.3 per cent ($65 per average household) and an average 9 per cent ($33 per average household) increase to the water and wastewater utility rate.

Highlights of the 2008 Budget include:

Police services
• 27 additional frontline officers to maintain existing services for a growing population base.
• 7 additional officers to form a new Organized Crime Unit to deal with sophisticated criminal organizations and operations.

Capital investment
• First phase of Region’s non-growth capital sustainability plan.

Regional services
• 7,008 additional paramedic hours to handle increasing call volumes and maintain emergency response times.
• 41,500 additional accessible transportation trips.
• A new program to help communities deal with emerging human services issues.
• A new Community Recycling Centre in Mississauga.
• Service enhancements in Public Health, including annual dental care services for 1,575 seniors and 7,650 additional children.

The Current Budget also includes $225.1 million for Peel’s water and wastewater program, which requires a 12.5 per cent increase in the water rate and a 5.5 per cent increase in the wastewater rate, effective April 1, 2008. The 9 per cent average increase translates into a $33 increase for an average household and $70 per average small business. A significant portion of this revenue increase will be used by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to protect the natural environment and fight global warming. Residents in Peel will continue to have the lowest combined water and wastewater rates in the Greater Toronto Area.

Tax-supported programs provided by the Region of Peel include Transportation, Long-Term Care, Waste Management, Ontario Works, Housing, Paramedic and Emergency Services, Police, Children’s Services, and Public Health. Utility-supported programs include Water and Wastewater.

For more detailed information on Peel’s 2008 Budget, visit www.region.ca/finance

(2007- 1589)
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Meetings at a Glance

Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee
Thursday, January 10, 2008 – 9:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 17, 2008 – 9:30 a.m.
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Peel Youth Violence Prevention Steering Committee
Thursday, January 24, 2008 – 8:15 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2008 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, January 24, 2008 – 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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