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The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, October 25, 2012.


 Topics in this Issue:
- 2012 APWA Technical Innovation Award
- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - November 25, 2012 and December 6, 2012
- 2010 Travel Time Study
- Appointments
- Citizen-Centered Service in the Region of Peel and 2012 Heintzman Leadership Award

 Delegations
2012 APWA Technical Innovation Award

 

Larry Koehle, Past President, American Public Works Association (APWA), presented the 2012 APWA Technical Innovation Award to the Region of Peel for the Ash Lagoons Modifications at the G.E. Booth (Lakeview) Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). The Ash Lagoons were recognized by APWA as the most innovative project across North America for 2012.

The G.E. Booth WWTP is owned by the Region of Peel and operated by the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) and is one of the largest fluid bed facilities in the world for incineration of municipal Biosolids. The ash from the Biosolids is stored on site in ash lagoons and an ash pond. The Ash Lagoon Modifications and Upgrades Project addressed ash handling; settling; long term storage problems; and, operational constraints associated with increased capacity. The innovative approach to building the lagoons and the berm with settled ash was a cost effective solution and resulted in extending the site’s long-term storage capacity.

Members of Regional Council congratulated Region of Peel Public Works staff for their commitment and contributions to the project and for the success of the WWTP.

For additional information regarding the G. E. Booth WWPT, please visit: www.peelregion.ca/pw/water/sewage-trtmt/lakeview-trtmt.htm

(2012-1196)
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 Proclamation
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women - November 25, 2012 and December 6, 2012

 

Regional Council proclaimed November 25, 2012, “The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women” and December 6, 2012, “National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women” in the Region of Peel. Violence against women is a violation of women’s human rights and a major public health and societal problem. This Proclamation will help to raise awareness about woman abuse and acknowledges the continued commitment of the Region of Peel to support a vast range of interventions to address woman abuse.

(2012-1197)
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Public Works
2010 Travel Time Study

 

Regional Council received the 2010 Travel Time Study, a comprehensive survey conducted jointly by the Ministry of Transportation (MTO), City of Toronto, and the Regions of Peel, York, and Durham which measures travel time, speed, and delays on Provincial highways, expressways, and major arterials across the GTA and surrounding areas. The survey indicates that as a result of continued GTHA population and employment growth, congestion continues to increase on roads and highways. The study also provides important data to help monitor the operating characteristics of major highways, expressways, and major arterials, which assist staff in planning and implementing future improvements and traffic management strategies.

For more information about 2010 Travel Time Study, please visit: www.peelregion.ca/planning/residents/transportation/transdata/traveltime.htm

(2012-1201)
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Management
Appointments

 

Regional Council appointed the following Chairs and Vice-Chairs to the Regional Council Sections for a 24 month term ending November 30, 2014:

Health:
Chair: Elaine Moore; Vice-Chair: Richard Paterak

Human Services:
Chair: Gael Miles; Vice- Chair: Paul Palleschi

Management:
Chair: Richard Whitehead; Vice-Chair: Chris Fonseca

Public Works:
Chair: Allan Thompson; Vice-Chair: Ron Starr

(2012-1223 to 2012-1226 inclusive)
 

Regional Council appointed members of Council to the following committees and special purpose bodies for the term ending November 30, 2014:

Audit Committee
Regional Chair Kolb (ex-officio) and Councillors Fonseca; Sanderson, Starr and Whitehead.

Greenlands Securment Subcommittee
Regional Chair Kolb (ex-officio) and Councillors Paterak; Sprovieri; Starr; Thompson; Tovey and Whitehead.

Waste Management Committee
Regional Chair Kolb (ex-officio) and Councillors Crombie; Fonseca; Moore; Paterak; Sanderson; Sprovieri; Starr; Thompson and Tovey.

Ontario Traffic Conference
Councillors Saito and Thompson were appointed to the Ontario Traffic Conference.

For more information on Regional Council appointments, please visit: www.peelregion.ca/council/committees.htm

(2012-1227 to 2012-1230 inclusive)
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Citizen-Centered Service in the Region of Peel and 2012 Heintzman Leadership Award

 

Regional Council congratulated David Szwarc, Chief Administrative Officer for receiving the 2012 Heinztman Leadership Award from the Institute of Citizen-Centred Services (ICCS) for his strong leadership and contributions in strengthening Peel’s citizen-centred approach to service delivery. Governments are focusing on citizen-centred service delivery to meet the changing needs of communities and the Region of Peel has a sound track record of continuous improvement and citizen-centred service.

(2012-1233)

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Regular Council Meeting
Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Early Learning and Child Care in Peel
Task Force Meeting

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Community Investment
Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 1:00 p.m.

Next Region of Peel Accessibility
Advisory Meeting

Thursday, November 20, 2012 - 1:00 p.m.


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.


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Revised: Thursday November 08 2012

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