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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, May 26, 2011.


 Topics in this Issue:
- 2010 Peel Region United Way Campaign Cheque Presentation
- Long Standing Service Acknowledgements
- Vacancy, City of Mississauga Ward 5
- Chair and Vice Chair of Management
- Water Efficiency Plan: Annual Update on 2010 Implemented Water Efficiency Measures
- 2009 Chief Medical Officer of Health Annual Report
- Update on the Region of Peel Seniors' Low-Income Dental Plan

 Delegations/Presentations
2010 Peel Region United Way Campaign Cheque Presentation
 

The 2010 Region of Peel employee United Way campaign surpassed its original goal of $325, 000 and raised a total of $355, 085 though numerous fundraising initiatives over the past year. The Peel Regional Police employee campaign raised an impressive $155, 900 for a combined total of $510, 985. Shelly White, CEO, United Way of Peel Region, noted that the 2010 United Way of Peel Region Campaign raised $13, 882, 962, making it the most successful campaign to date.

For information regarding the latest Peel Region employee United Way initiative, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/uw/run-walk-roll/event-details.htm

( 2011-459)
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Long Standing Service Acknowledgements
 

Regional Chair Kolb congratulated former Regional Councillor Maja Prentice and Councillors Patricia Mullin and Paul Palleschi, who were each recognized by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing for their long service to the residents of the Region of Peel. Regional Chair Kolb acknowledged their contributions to Regional Council as well as their dedicated support to their cities and the residents of Peel.

(2011-457)
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 Other Business
Vacancy, City of Mississauga Ward 5
 

Regional Council declared the Regional Council seat of Eve Adams, City of Mississauga Ward 5, to be vacant, as a result of her election to the House of Commons of Canada.

(2011-466)
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Chair and Vice Chair of Management
 

Regional Council appointed Councillor Richard Whitehead as Chair and Councillor Chris Fonseca as Vice Chair of the Management section of Regional Council.

Councillor Eve Adams, recently elected to the House of Commons of Canada, previously held the position of Chair of the Management section, with Councillor Whitehead serving as Vice Chair.

The Chair and Vice Chair of the Management section of Regional Council will serve a term ending November 30, 2012.

(2011-467 and 2011-468)
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Public Works
Water Efficiency Plan: Annual Update on 2010 Implemented Water Efficiency Measures
 

Regional Council received an update regarding the Water Efficiency Plan. Originally implemented in 2005 to respond to increasing demands for water and wastewater treatment systems in the Region of Peel, the program aims to improve environmental sustainability. In 2010, the program targeted seven specific efficiency measures, including the Residential Toilet Replacement Program and the Humidifier Rebate Program.

To view the Region of Peel’s Water Efficiency Plan please go to:
http://www.peelregion.ca/watersmartpeel/pdfs/wep-web-content.pdf

(2011-494)

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Health
2009 Chief Medical Officer of Health Annual Report
 

Regional Council received information regarding the Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario. The report consistently aligns with the Peel Public Health 10-Year Strategic Plan in areas of preventative health and highlights the importance of public policy across all levels of government in achieving public health goals. The Region of Peel was acknowledged in the CMO’s Annual Report for their efforts in community design and for implementing the Peel Health Development Index that prioritizes Regional health promotion.

(2011-505)
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Update on the Region of Peel Seniors’ Low-Income Dental Plan
 

Regional Council received an update regarding potential changes to the Region of Peel Seniors’ Dental Program to maximize benefits for qualifying seniors. The Low-Income Dental plan was launched in 2008 and is completely funded by the Region. The program faces growing demand and has begun a waitlist to facilitate the response. Councillor Moore and Councillor Paterak, as Chair and Vice Chair of the Health section of Regional Council, in addition to Councillor Mahoney, will meet with staff and stakeholders to determine how to maximize the efficiency of the program.

For more information on the Seniors Dental Program please visit:
http://www.peelregion.ca/health/topics/commdisease/dental/seniors-dental-program.htm

(2011-461 and 2011-462)
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Meetings at a Glance

Regional Council
Thursday, June 9, 2011 – 9:30 a.m.

Arterial Roads Review Ad hoc Steering Committee
Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Peel Accessibility Advisory Committee
Thursday, June 21, 2011 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Public Meeting of Regional Council -
Exemption to the Retail Business Holidays Act

Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 9:30 a.m.

Regional Council
Thursday, June 23, 2011 – Immediately Following the Public Meeting

Peel Housing Corporation
Thursday, June 23, 2011 – 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Peel Living Annual General Meeting
Thursday, June 23, 2011 – 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.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 June 16 2011

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