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The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, June 11, 2015 and Thursday, June 25, 2015

 Topics in this Issue:
- Cheltenham Badlands Update
- Air Quality Modelling and Monitoring
- Home in Peel Affordable Ownership Program
- Early Learning and Child Care Funding and Policy Framework

Public Works
Cheltenham Badlands Update

Regional Council approved the release of $300,000 from previously approved funds to allow staff to proceed with continued coordination with the Ontario Heritage Trust (OHT) and the Cheltenham Badlands Management Planning Team (CBMPT), with respect to the parking lot at the Cheltenham Badlands.

On April 24, 2014 Regional Council approved $1 million for construction of a 33 vehicle parking lot adjacent to the Badlands on property owned by the OHT. Safety measures have been implemented on Olde Base Line Road in the vicinity of the Badlands, including a speed limit reduction, 'SLOW' pavement markings, electronic signs and speed cushions. Regional Council also approved the implementation of 'No Stopping' prohibitions on the north and south sides of Olde Base Line Road in the vicinity of the Badlands, in conjunction with Ontario Heritage Trust's construction of a fence and temporary closure of the site.

The CBMPT will continue to work on the development of a Master Plan for the site to ensure the lot is integrated into the overall Master Plan.

For more information about the Cheltenham Badlands Parking Lot, please visit:

(2015-445 & 2015-446)
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Air Quality Modelling and Monitoring

Regional Council received an update on air quality modelling and monitoring for the Region of Peel. Concern about air quality is long- standing in the Region of Peel. Understanding air quality is important to managing growth in a healthy and sustainable manner. The Region of Peel has undertaken an air modelling and monitoring program to predict air quality on the local, regional and long-range scale. Results indicate that air quality in Mississauga and Brampton is similar to its large urban neighbours and Caledon experiences marginally better air quality than in the southern part of the region.

Air quality modelling is a valuable tool as it can provide information on existing air quality at a point, as well as predicting change over time. Model runs can be updated quickly and cost-effectively, providing a "living" picture of the state of air quality in the Region of Peel.

For more information about Air Quality in the Region of Peel, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/cleanairpeel/action.htm

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Human Services
Home in Peel Affordable Ownership Program

Regional Council approved changes to the Home in Peel Affordable Ownership Program.

The Home in Peel (HIP) program provides low-to-moderate income earners with down payment loan assistance to purchase a home in Peel. Since 2008, 514 individuals and families purchased their first home through the program. In the fall of 2014, a program evaluation was conducted that reinforced the value of the program and provided insight for program changes. Changes to the maximum home price, family income and loan assistance were recommended. As previously approved by Council, $3.6 million will be allocated to Home in Peel between 2015 and 2018. Participants will have greater access to affordable ownership options over the 3 year period.

For more information about Affordable Housing in Peel, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/housing/home-in-peel/apply/canada-ontario-program.htm

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Early Learning and Child Care Funding and Policy Framework


Regional Council approved a new policy framework for licensed child care, thereby permitting licensed for - profit child care providers to apply for fee subsidy arrangements with the Region of Peel.

In 2013, a new provincial Child Care Funding Formula and Framework required Services Managers to develop a local General Operating policy to help support system and stabilization. In Peel, an interim grant helped stabilize 47 non-profit licensed providers from the impact of Full-day Kindergarten while a local funding and policy framework was developed. Peel's Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) Funding and Policy Framework will support system stabilization, enhancing funding accountability and increase parental choice.

This new funding Framework will support licensed providers with broad operating costs, prioritize younger age group programs and non-profit providers, and help mitigate unexpected costs that affect business viability. New Funding accountability requirements will mean a more consistent and streamlined approach for providers and better outcomes for children and families.

For more information about Early Learning and Child Care Funding, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/children/working/framework.htm

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Meetings at a Glance

Next Water Fluoridation Committee Meeting
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 8:30 a.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 9:30 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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Revised: Tuesday July 07 2015


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