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The following are Decisions made by Regional Council on Thursday, February 14, 2013.


 Topics in this Issue:
- Share the Road Cycling Coalition
- Campaign for Action on Tobacco and Canadian Cancer Society Provide Support for a By-law to Prohibit Smoking in Areas where Children Play Outside
- By-law to Prohibit Smoking where Children Play and at Entrances to Municipal Facilities
- Permanent Reduction of Posted Speed Limits on Highway 50

Delegations
Share the Road Cycling Coalition

 

Regional Council received a progress update from Eleanor McMahon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Share the Road Cycling Coalition (SRCC) on the Active Transportation Plan (AT Plan).

Eleanor McMahon stated that SRCC is a provincial bicycling advocacy and policy organization that works with and on behalf of 5,000 stakeholders across the province through a network of local experts and officials.

Eleanor thanked Regional Chair Kolb, Members of Regional Council and staff for their continued partnership and participation at the Walk n’ Roll Peel Summit held on January 18 and 19, 2013. The Summit provided stakeholders the opportunity to discuss initiatives that will establish a foundation for future partnerships.

The SRCC encouraged the Region of Peel to lobby the provincial government for predictable, sustainable Active Transportation funding.

For more information about the Active Transportation Plan, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/transportation/planning-residents/active.htm

(2013-107 and 2013-108)
Campaign for Action on Tobacco and Canadian Cancer Society Provide Support for a By-law to Prohibit Smoking in Areas where Children Play Outside

 

Regional Council received two delegations in support of the proposed By-law to regulate smoking in areas where children play outside and at entrances and exits of municipal facilities. Michael Perley, Director, Ontario Campaign for Action on Tobacco, congratulated the Region of Peel for considering the By-law as it would help reduce direct exposure to second-hand smoke.

Mary Jane Hanley, Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society, noted that smoke-free spaces will further protect the health of the community by increasing protection against second-hand smoke, encouraging smokers to quit or cut back and decreasing negative role modeling for children.

For more information on the effects of second-hand smoke, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/

(2013-109 and 2013-110)
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Health
By-law to Prohibit Smoking where Children Play and at Entrances to Municipal Facilities

 

Regional Council enacted a By-law to regulate smoking in areas where children play outdoors and within nine metres of the perimeter of entrances and exits to municipal buildings and facilities.

In a report to Council, the Commissioner of Health Services and the Medical Officer of Health noted that support of tobacco-free living, with reduced prevalence of smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke is a Term of Council Priority and a program priority in the Peel Public Health 10-Year Strategic Plan. The current smoking rate in Peel is approximately 15 per cent overall, and the majority of Peel residents support restricting smoking where children play, around sports fields and spectator areas, and at entrances and exists to workplaces and public places.

The report recommended that a Regional by-law prohibiting smoking outdoors within nine meters of entrances and exists to municipal buildings and within nine metres of the perimeter of playground areas and outdoor recreational facilities, be enacted.

Smoking and exposure to second-hand smoke continues to be a significant health issue and restricting a persons ability to smoke within a certain distance from municipal buildings, playground areas and outdoor recreational facilities is a logical next step in reducing exposure to second-hand smoke in public areas.

A copy of the report and the by-law will be forwarded to the three area municipalities in Peel to request consent, as required under the Municipal Act.

For more information about the effects of second-hand smoke, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/health/statusdata/HealthBehaviours/smoking-second-hand.asp

(2013-111)
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Public Works
Permanent Reduction of Posted Speed Limits on Highway 50

 

Regional Council enacted a By-law to reduce the speed limit on portions of Regional Road 50.

The Council of the Town of Caledon requested that Regional staff review the posted speed limits on the Bolton North Hill. As a result, staff recommended a reduction of the existing posted speed limits to 60 kilometres per hour from 500 metres north of King Street to Columbia Way and from Columbia Way to 100 metres north of Columbia Way.

For more information about the Regions Traffic By-law, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/council/bylaws/achive/

(2013-114)
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Meetings at a Glance

Next Region of Peel Accessibility
Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 26, 2013 - 1:00 p.m.

Next Regional Council Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 9:30 a.m.

Next Peel Housing Corporation Meeting
Thursday, February 28, 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.


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Revised: Tuesday February 26 2013

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