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Decisions Newsletter Council Members
The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, May 24, 2012.


 Topics in this Issue:
- Seniors’ Month
- Human Rights Code Day
- The Use of Recycled Aggregates by the Region of Peel
- 2011 Peel Utility Billing and Utility Rate Review Project Update
- One-time Funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Peel Immigration Web Portal Project

 Proclamations
Seniors’ Month

 

Regional Council proclaimed June 2012, Seniors’ Month in the Region of Peel. Seniors’ month celebrates the many contributions made by seniors in the province each year. Over the next 20 years, the population of seniors in the Region is expected to double and Seniors’ Month recognizes and encourages positive and active aging. Furthermore, Seniors’ Month celebrates the vibrant and engaged senior’ population in the Region of Peel.

To view the various Seniors’ Month events happening in your area in June, please visit: http://www.seniors.gov.on.ca/en/calendar/index.php?themonth=6&theyear=2012

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Human Rights Code Day

 

Regional Council proclaimed June 15, 2012, Human Rights Code Day. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Human Rights Code. The Human Rights Code aims to ensure that everyone is free from discrimination and harassment in the communities in which they live, work and play. Human Rights Code Day is a celebration of the Code’s purpose and signals that there is still work to be done in creating equitable and inclusive environments.

To view the Human Rights Code go to: http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90h19_e.htm

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Public Works
The Use of Recycled Aggregates by the Region of Peel

 

Regional Council received a report regarding the use of recycled aggregates in road capital and maintenance projects. As part of a sustainable roads strategy, the Region of Peel has effectively used recycled aggregates for many years in innovative ways. The Commissioner of Public Works, Dan Labrecque, noted that the Region will be hosting a conference in the Fall, with the area municipalities, to facilitate discussions on improving the efficiency and use of recycled aggregate materials. Members of Regional Council encouraged the continued efforts of the Region of Peel to find innovative ways to utilize recycled road construction materials.

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2011 Peel Utility Billing and Utility Rate Review Project Update

 

Regional Council received an update on Peel’s Utility Billing Performance for 2011 and an update on the Utility Rate Structure Review Project. A summary of Key Performance Indicators demonstrates that the Region of Peel is committed to providing quality client care. In addition, addressing customer concerns continues to be a top priority. The report also stated that water meter accuracy is high and overall, Utility Billing had a productive and successful year in 2011.

To view Water Service rates in Peel, visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/water/rates/

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Health
One-time Funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

 

Regional Council received a report regarding the receipt of one-time funding from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC). Following the introduction of The Long Term Care Homes Act (2007) stakeholders voiced concerns associated with capital costs and required building upgrades. In December 2011, the MOHLTC announced the provision of one-time funding to assist with these expenses. The Region received a total of $190,000 which will be used to support the delivery of high quality care and improve the safety for residents in the Region of Peel’s five Long-Term Care homes.

For more info on Long-Term Care in Peel, please go to: http://www.peelregion.ca/ltc/

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Human Services
Peel Immigration Web Portal Project

 

Regional Council received an update on the Peel Immigration Web Portal project. The Peel Immigration Web Portal provides newcomers to the Region with access to various resources such as community and government services, as well as information on the employment and labour market. The Web Portal provides various resources to assist newcomers with their transition and settlement in the Peel community. The project received funding from the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration to continue the implementation of a community-based marketing strategy and to develop an improved governance structure and sustainability plan.

Please visit the Peel Immigration Web Portal at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbAp5nphTz4&feature=related

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Meetings at a Glance


Next Greenlands Securement Subcommittee Meeting
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Intergovernmental Relations Advisory
Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 11:00 a.m.

Next Waste Management Committee Meeting
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 1:00 p.m.

Next Early Learning and Child Care in Peel Council
Task Force Meeting
Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 4:30 p.m.

Next Public Meeting - Regarding Retail Business
Holidays Act

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Public Meeting - Regarding Development Charges
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Immediately following the RBHA Public Meeting

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Immediately following the Public Meetings


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


Decisions is published after each Regional Council meeting.
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Revised: Friday June 22 2012

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