Regional Council received a presentation from Paul Gregory, Executive Director, Street Soccer Canada, regarding the success of the program which is designed to empower and engage shelter users and isolated individuals through the power of sports. Program participants are able to raise funds needed to take part in national and international tournaments through partnerships with the Region of Peel and the Salvation Army, providing two shelters with laundry services. Mr. Gregory shared a video highlighting their success at the 2011 Homeless World Cup of Soccer tournament held in Paris and thanked the Region of Peel on behalf of the organization for Homelessness Partnering Strategy funding and requested the continued support of the Region of Peel.
Ed Kiwa-Quinlan, Player, Street Soccer Canada, shared his personal experience with the organization and how it has positively impacted his life. He praised Street Soccer Canada for their role in assisting him with his personal growth and outlook on life.
Regional Council requested that staff engage in discussions with Street Soccer Canada to determine how their relationship with the Region of Peel may continue.
Consolidation of the Region of Peel Traffic By-law 57-2005
Regional Council enacted By-law 15-2013, which reconsolidates and amends the By-laws that regulate roads under the jurisdiction of the Region of Peel. There have been a number of amendments to the Region’s Traffic By-law, By-law 57-2005, and consolidation provides for an efficient and well managed Traffic By-law. New offences have been added to Part I and Part II to the Set Fine Schedules, including fines related to driving a vehicle in a roundabout in the wrong direction and driving in an approved bus lane. The proposed set fines under Parts I and II will be submitted to the Regional Senior Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice for approval, upon which, copies of the consolidated Traffic By-law and Set Fines schedules will be provided to the area municipal by-law enforcement offices, as well as, Peel Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police – Caledon Detachment.
Storage Network Unified Storage and Back-up Solutions
Regional Council awarded a contract for SAN (Supply Area Network) to Gibraltar Solutions Inc. for a 36 month term, in the amount of $751,768.41, excluding taxes. The contract may also be extended for an optional 12 months depending on performance and service.
The Region’s current corporate computing storage equipment is not able to continue to meet the computing storage needs of the Region.
Some of the benefits of the new storage equipment are: more reliable storage that will eliminate the possibility of loss due to hardware failure; faster storage using the latest high performance drives; more efficient storage means less wasted space; lower energy consumption; and ease of operations.