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The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, April 11, 2013.

 Topics in this Issue:
- Long Term Financial Planning Strategy
- Bi-Weekly Garbage Collection Pilot Project
- Peel Renovates Program

Long Term Financial Planning Strategy


Regional Council approved the Long Term Financial Planning Strategy. This Strategy will ensure the long term financial sustainability of Peel’s services and maintain its high credit rating.

The Strategy incorporates existing financial planning practices and is built on 3 financial pillars: financial sustainability; financial vulnerability; and financial flexibility.

Peel is facing a changing environment with slow economic growth, continued population growth and changing demographics. The Strategy will allow a 10 year forecast of tax and utility rate impacts and will enhance the Regional Council’s ability to make difficult decisions on policies, service and service levels.

The Strategy represents the continued evolution and enhancement to the Region of Peel’s existing long term financial planning practices.

For more information about the Long Term Financial Strategy, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/finance/

Public Works
Bi-Weekly Garbage Collection Pilot Project

Regional Council approved the bi-weekly garbage and recycling cart collection in the Region of Peel. The bi-weekly waste collection program will be implemented for the 2016 waste collection contract.

On November 24, 2011 Regional Council approved a year long pilot program for bi-weekly garbage collection and was introduced in two phases: bag-based pilot areas and cart-based pilot areas. Positive results of the program led staff to recommend that a bi-weekly collection be implemented in Peel using a cart based system.

The bi-weekly garbage collection will have positive results, such as increased waste diversion, reduced collection costs, reduced greenhouse emissions and reduced worker injuries.

The bi-weekly garbage collection pilot project provided data and resident feedback necessary to determine that the bi-weekly collection is a viable option for Peel residents.

The Region of Peel will be developing a comprehensive implementation plan which will include education and outreach components to ensure public awareness.

For more information about the pilot project, please visit: www.peelregion/waste/pilot.ca

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Human Services
Peel Renovates Program


Regional Council was presented with the launch of a renovation assistance program, Peel Renovates. Peel Renovates will provide funding to low-income homeowners who require immediate repairs or upgrades to their home.

  • Two categories of funding are available for one-time assistance:
    up to $16,000 per household for major home repairs and/or accessibility renovations or upgrades
  • up to $3,500 per household for minor home renovations and adaptations for seniors

Eligible applicants will have a maximum household annual gross income of $50,000 or less; own their home – the maximum value of which is $447,004 or less; live in the Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon or Mississauga); and, demonstrate a need for renovation assistance or accessibility upgrades to remain in their home.
Examples of repairs include: structural, electrical, plumbing, window replacements, septic or well water systems, insulation upgrades, heating and fire safety. Accessibility upgrades to accommodate persons with disabilities include: ramps, handrails/grab bars, chair lifts, height to adjustments to counters, light switches or outlets, washroom renovation, and, alternate cues for doorbells and fire detection devices.
For more information about the Peel Renovates Program please visit: http://peelregion.ca/housing/peelrenovate/

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Region of Peel Accessibility Advisory
Committee Meeting

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
TThursday, April 25, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 11:30 a.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.

Decisions is published after each Regional Council meeting.
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please E-mail: decisions@peelregion.ca or
call 905-791-7800, ext. 4526

Internet Address: www.peelregion.ca

Revised: Thursday April 25 2013


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