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Decisions Newsletter

The following are decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, April 2, 2009


 Topics in this Issue:
- National Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel – April 19 to 25, 2009
- Proclamation of Event Weeks
- Participation in Earth Hour Campaign 2009
- Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) – Regional Official Plan Amendment – Transportation Policies

Delegations/Presentations

National Volunteer Week in the Region of Peel – April 19 to 25, 2009

 

Regional Council proclaimed April 19 – 25, 2009 “National Volunteer Week”. An estimated 2,000 volunteers contribute significantly to provide excellence in delivery of Regional programs and services. Some examples of programs where volunteers contribute to the success of the program are Long-Term Care centres, the Heritage Complex, Peel Children’s Water Festival, Success by Six Family Fair, the Family Literacy Community Workshops and Breastfeeding support network.

For more information on volunteering at the Region of Peel please visit http://www.peelregion.ca/volunteers/.

(2009-292)
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Proclamation of Event Weeks
 

Regional Council proclaimed the following events on behalf of the Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Department:

April 15 to 21, 2009 was proclaimed “Earth Week”. Events will include participation at the Caledon Home Show from Friday, April 15 to Sunday, April 21 where information will be provided on programs and services provided by the Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Department. Throughout the month of April a number of Green Day events will be held at shopping malls and grocery stores promoting composting and the Region of Peel Organics Program.

May 3 to 9, 2009 was proclaimed “Compost Awareness Week”. The purpose of this event is to increase participation in backyard and worm composting and raise awareness about the Region of Peel goal of diverting 70 per cent of our waste from landfills by 2016.

May 6 to 12, 2009 was proclaimed “Drinking Water Awareness Week”. The Region of Peel will be promoting source water protection, water conservation and various environmental programs and initiatives.

May 11 to 23, 2009 was proclaimed “Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Week Celebrating National Public Works Week”. The main objectives of Environment, Transportation and Planning Services Week Celebrating National Public Works Week is to integrate employees; encourage them to engage in professional and personal development; assist them in understanding the value of a “career” in Environment, Transportation and Planning Services, and; convey the important role they play in the overall operation of the Region of Peel.

May 21 to 27, 2009 was proclaimed “Children’s Water Awareness Week”. During this week the 14th Annual Peel Children’s Water Festival will take place at Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton, on Saturday May 23, 2008. Using more than 50 different interactive activities, participants are exposed to important environmental messages related to the protection and stewardship of water resources.

October 19 to 25, 2009 was proclaimed “Waste Reduction Week”. The focus of this week is to educate residents about different ways to manage their waste. On October 24 the Region of Peel will participate in EcoBuzz, a one day event open to students and teachers to motivate participants to take necessary actions to preserve the earth.

For more information on any of the events please visit the Environment Transportation and Planning Services Department’s webpage at http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/.

(2009-297 to 2009-302, inclusive)
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Management
Participation in Earth Hour Campaign 2009
 

Regional Council received information about the participation of the Region of Peel in Earth Hour. Earth Hour is an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) where participants turn their lights off for a dedicated hour. This year the event was held on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

In 2008, 50 million people in more than 35 countries switched their lights off for Earth Hour. Approved Regional facilities turned off all non essential lights.

For more information on Earth Hour please visit www.earthhour.org.

(2009-290)
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Environment, Transportation and Planning Services

Peel Region Official Plan Review (PROPR) – Regional Official Plan Amendment – Transportation Policies

 

Regional Council approved a schedule for a public meeting and information sessions regarding the Regional Official Plan Amendment related to Transportation Policies. The public meeting will provide opportunity for the public to provide input with respect to the proposed Regional Official Plan Amendment.

The public meeting will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. at Region of Peel Headquarters in the Council Chamber.

For more information on Regional Official Plan Amendments please visit www.peelregion.ca/planning/officialplan/list-amendmts.htm.

(2009-318)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Inter-Municipal Planning Subcommittee
Thursday, April 9, 2009 – Cancelled

Next Government Relations Committee
Thursday, April 9, 2009 – Cancelled

Next Waste Management Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, April 9, 2009 – Cancelled

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, April 16, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee Meeting
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 – 1:00 p.m.

Next Audit Subcommittee
Thursday, April 23, 2009 – 8:30 a.m.

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, April 23, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, April 23, 2009 – 11:30 a.m.

For a complete listing of the 2009 Council and Committee meeting schedule, please follow the link below:

2009 Council and Committee Meeting Schedule


All meetings are held in the Region of Peel Council Chamber, Fifth Floor,
10 Peel Centre Dr., Suite A, Brampton, unless other wise noted.

*Peel Youth Violence Prevention Steering Committee meeting will be held in the 5th Floor Boardroom, 10 Peel Centre Drive, Suite A, Brampton.
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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