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Decisions Newsletter

The following are decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, December 10, 2009.

 Topics in this Issue:
- Annual Paul Schram Memorial Award for the 2009 Emergency Communicators of the Year
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- Affordable Home Ownership Program - "Home In Peel" - Phase Two Update
- Common Tax Rebate Program for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Disabled Persons
- Peel Region’s 2009 Client Satisfaction Survey Results
- Environics GTA Survey Report - Peel Region Residents’ Attitudes Toward the Region of Peel

Delegations
Annual Paul Schram Memorial Award for the 2009 Emergency Communicators of the Year
 

Karla Hale, Chair, 911 Advisory Group and Acting Director, Communications Services recognized and congratulated the Paul Schram Memorial Award winners, Greg Chambers, Ambulance Communications Officer, Central Ambulance Communications Centre and Theresa Tuscani, 911 Communicator, for their outstanding leadership, dedication and contributions to the community.

Regional Chair Kolb, on behalf of Regional Council, thanked the award winners and all emergency communicators for the exemplary service they provide to the residents of Peel.

The Paul Schram Memorial Award is named in memory of the late Paul Schram, who was instrumental in developing the 9-1-1 service in Peel.

For more information on the Paul Schram Memorial Award please visit http://www.peelregion.ca/emergncy/paul-schram.htm.

(2009-1339)
 
Overview of the Progress of the Environmental Assessment for the Greater Toronto Area West Corridor
 

Regional Council received a presentation from Jin Wang, Project Coordinator, Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) and Neil Ahmed, McCormick Rankin Corporation, regarding the Environmental Assessment for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Corridor. Jin Wang stated that significant growth is projected by 2031 for the GTA West Corridor (Regions of Peel, York and Halton, City of Guelph and County of Wellington). He stated that Peel is expected to increase to a population of 1.6 million residents by 2031. Jin Wang reiterated the need to examine the long-term transportation planning requirements in the area and provide better linkages between the Urban Growth Centres. He indicated that the study is in its third phase for the generation and assessment of transportation alternatives. Jin Wang advised that consultations through Public Information Centres (PIC 3) in the GTA West Corridor area are currently underway.

For more information on the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Corridor please visit www.gta-west.com/.

(2009-1352)

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Human Services
Affordable Home Ownership Program - "Home In Peel" - Phase Two Update
 

Regional Council approved participation in the next phase of the Federal/Provincial Affordable Housing Program: Home Ownership Program called Home in Peel 2. The Home in Peel 2 program will help purchasers with down payment assistance to purchase a newly constructed home. The Region of Peel will work with Habitat for Humanity Brampton and Mississauga. Home in Peel 2 will be a first come, first served program based on the availability of program funding with an end date of March 31, 2011.

For more information on Housing in the Region of Peel please visit www.peelregion.ca/housing/.

(2009-1367)
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Management
 
Common Tax Rebate Program for Low-Income Seniors and Low-Income Disabled Persons
 

Regional Council approved a common tax rebate program for low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons. The common tax rebate program for low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons will be a shared program with the Cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. The $400 rebate will enable standard access to eligible low-income seniors and low-income disabled persons across Peel.

(2009-1374)
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Peel Region’s 2009 Client Satisfaction Survey Results
 

Regional Council received a summary of Peel’s 2009 client satisfaction survey. Peel’s 2009 client satisfaction index is 7.7 out of 10, which is an increase compared to 2008. Client satisfaction with Regional services in 2009 is generally stable and several services showed significant increases in satisfaction. Peel citizens continue to express high levels of trust and confidence of the Region despite the uncertain economic environment in the past year.

(2009-1400)
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Environics GTA Survey Report - Peel Region Residents’ Attitudes Toward the Region of Peel
 

Regional Council received a summary of the Environics Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Survey Report of Peel residents’ opinion on satisfaction and quality of government services. The survey also gauged citizen opinion on prevalent topics of the day such as transportation, the economy and crime. The survey found that eight out of 10 residents expressed overall satisfaction with the Region of Peel.

(2009-1401)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Grants Ad hoc Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 17, 2009 – 8:30 a.m.

Next Special Regional Council Budget Meeting
Thursday, December 17, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Waste Management Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 17, 2009 – Immediately following the Special Regional Council Budget Meeting

Next General Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 14, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Next General Committee Budget Meeting
Thursday, January 14, 2009 – Immediately following General Committee

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 2009 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 2009 – 11:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Budget Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 2009 – Immediately following Regional Council

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 December 17 2009

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