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The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, February 26, 2015

 Topics in this Issue:
- Canada Post Mail Conversion from Home Delivery to Community Mailbox Delivery
- Appointment of Temporary Part-time Associate Medical Officer of Health
- 2014 Ontario Energy Manager Excellence Award

Canada Post Mail Conversion from Home Delivery to Community Mailbox Delivery

Regional Council received a delegation from Angela Jones, Campaign Coordinator, Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), who advised of CUPW's opposition to the decision of Canada Post to convert home mail delivery to community mailbox delivery, noting that the decision is opposed by the majority of the public. She noted concerns with community mailboxes including problems with noise, litter, reduced home values, vulnerability to theft and their lack of accessibility which causes hardship for a significant portion of the population.

Regional Council endorsed the positions of its three area municipalities with respect to the continuation of door to door mail delivery service.

(2015-98 to 2015-105 inclusive)
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Appointment of Temporary Part-time Associate Medical Officer of Health

Regional Council approved the appointment of Dr. Katherine Bingham as an Associate Medical Officer of Health for a period of up to 6 months.

In the Fall of 2014, senior officials at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care requested the secondment of Peel's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Mowat, to fill the position of Chief Medical Officer of Health on an interim basis. Dr. Bingham was recruited to assist with the work of the Office of the Medical Officer of Health, given the secondment of Dr. Mowat.

For more information about Public Health in the Region of Peel, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/

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Enterprise Programs and Services
2014 Ontario Energy Manager Excellence Award

Councillor Medeiros congratulated Regional Council and staff on the receipt of the inaugural Ontario Power Authority Energy Manager Excellence Award, noting that the Region of Peel achieved the greatest reduction in energy use among all embedded energy managers in Ontario. Councillor Medeiros noted that the Award symbolizes the Region of Peel's commitment to effective energy management which in turn supports the goal of being a financially and environmentally sustainable municipality.

For more information about the Ontario Energy Manager Excellence Award, please visit: www.energy-manager.ca

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Water Fluoridation Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 8:30 a.m.

Public Meeting of Regional Council - Application under
the Retail Business Holidays Act
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, March 26, 2015 - Immediately following the Public Meeting

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: Wednesday April 08 2015


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