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Decisions Newsletter
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, July 7, 2011.


 Topics in this Issue:
- Update on the Accomplishments of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults Housing (PAWGOAH)
- Presentation on the Success of the Peel Chinese Community Service Hub
- World Town Planning Day - November 8, 2011
- Watermain Replacement, City of Mississauga, Ward 7
- 2010 Peel Utility Billing
- Update on Living Tobacco Free

 Delegations/Presentations
Update on the Accomplishments of the Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults Housing (PAWGOAH)
 

Regional Council received an update from Michael Wright, Chair, Peel Advisory Working Group on Older Adults Housing (PAWGOAH) on the 2010/2011 accomplishments of the group which include presentations to agencies that serve older adults; attendance at seniors’ fairs and real estate sector training. Presentations and displays were provided to over 1,000 residents and 500 staff of agencies and the Region of Peel and training sessions were held for over 100 real estate agents.

At the request of the PAWGOAH, Regional Council approved changing the name of the group to be known as the “Housing Options for Older Adults in Peel (HOAP)” Working Group along with the new tag line “Promoting Aging in the Right Place”.

For more information on older adults housing needs in Peel please visit:
http://www.peelregion.ca/housing/provider/advisory/

(2011-652 and 2011-653)
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Presentation on the Success of the Peel Chinese Community Service Hub
 

Regional Council received a presentation from Audrey Chiang and Gary Gu, Steering Committee Members, on the accomplishments of the Peel Chinese Community Services Hub. The various initiatives geared towards community outreach include information and referral services and volunteer recruitment and fostering newcomer economic integration in the Region. The Community Services Hub also provides space for grass root and cultural groups and acts as a one-stop access centre for numerous resources.

(2011-654)
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Proclamations
World Town Planning Day - November 8, 2011
 

Regional Council proclaimed November 8, 2011 “World Town Planning Day” in the Region of Peel. World Town Planning Day will be celebrated in over 30 countries around the world and is promoted by the International Society of City and Regional Planners headquartered at The Hague in the Netherlands.

Celebrating World Town Planning Day will, among other things, highlight the valuable contributions that good planning has made to the quality of our built environment and the protection and preservation of the natural environment.

For information on efficient environmental planning in the Region of Peel please go to: http://www.peelregion.ca/planning/pdc/data/monitoring/

(2011-660)
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Public Works
Watermain Replacement, City of Mississauga, Ward 7
 

Regional Council awarded a contract for watermain replacements in the Mississauga City Centre area to Calder Hill Contracting Limited for the estimated amount of $1,280,894. Replacement of the watermains in critical sections are expected to be completed by September 1, 2011.

To view the watermain replacement project area please visit:http://www.peelregion.ca/gis/peelcapitalworks/default.asp

(2011-686)

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2010 Peel Utility Billing
  Regional Council received a report on the 2010 Peel Utility Rate Billing performance. The report finds that Utility Billing in Peel continued to operate at a high performance level in 2010. Both the Meter Operations section and the Billing section have ensured that clients of the Region of Peel receive reliable and effective service. Programs aimed at helping clients identify water leaks and promoting water conservation have helped to ensure efficiency in Regional service in addition to enabling clear and consistent meter reading services.To view Water Service rates in Peel, visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/water/rates/

(2011-676)

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Health
Update on Living Tobacco Free
 

Regional Council received an update on the Term of Council Priority and public health priority “living tobacco free”. Peel Public Health has initiated a 10 year Strategy to reduce tobacco use among Peel residents. The three pillars of the Strategy will be the prevention of the initiation of tobacco smoking, the provision of services to help smokers quit, and protection from second hand smoke.

Given the compelling evidence for the impact of tobacco use on the health of the Peel population, Peel Public Health is strategically realigning its resources to ensure that it has the capacity to address this important health issue.

Staff will be reporting to Regional Council in early 2012 with the completion of the Living Tobacco Free Health Status Report.

For more information on Smoke Free Living, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/tobacco/tobaccor.htm

(2011-689)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, August 11, 2011 – 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, August 11, 2011 – 11:30 a.m.

Next Intergovernmental Relations Advisory
Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 11, 2011 – Immediately Following Regional Council

Next Region of Peel Accessibility
Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, August 30, 2011 – 1:30 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: Tuesday August 16 2011

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