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150 Frederick St., Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4J3

Phone: 519-575-4400
TTY: 519-575-4608

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Council Info

From the November 19, 2014 Regional Council meeting:

Council Info is a summary of discussion and the major items presented at Council meetings. It is circulated immediately following each meeting. You are encouraged to quote from and copy this information. Please refer to the minutes for an official record of the meeting. Watch the Regional Council webcast.

Council approves reconstruction of Notre Dame Drive and Snyder's Road
Regional Council approved plans to reconstruct the main streets in the Village of Petersburg in 2017. Improvements are required on Notre Dame Drive and Snyder's Road to address the deteriorated roadway condition, the lack of proper drainage and a lack of facilities for pedestrians and cyclist through the village. Working closely with the community and based on Public Consultation sessions, highlights of the reconstruction include: full reconstruction of the existing roads with one lane in each direction; construction of left turn lanes on Snyder's Road at Notre Dame Drive; on-road cycling lanes within the village limits; 52 parking spaces behind the cycling lanes, installation of new storm sewers, modernization and upgrading of traffic signals at the intersection of Notre Dame Drive and Snyder's Road, and the construction of a new entrance to the parking lot at the Blue Moon. Total cost for the project is $4,770,000 and construction is scheduled to begin in April 2017.

Child care service contract
The Region will enter into a child care Service Contract with Trillium Bilingual Montessori School in Kitchener. The Region currently has service agreements with 134 licensed early learning and child care programs. These service agreements allow the Region to purchase licensed child care space on behalf of subsidy eligible families. These agreements support choice for subsidy eligible families with a wide range of requirements including special needs placements.

Council receives poverty indicators report

Council received a report which provides information on 10 poverty indicators, and compares data for Waterloo Region and Ontario. Region of Waterloo is not solely responsible for taking action on these indicators or the related outcomes; there is a shared and significant role of the broader community in the work to reduce poverty. This report provides context as we work collaboratively and effectively towards reducing poverty in Waterloo Region. The indicators include:

  • Income
  • Standard of Living
  • Food Security
  • Healthy Child Development
  • Health
  • Employment
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Social inclusion
  • Income inequality

Read the full report here:

Council approves Fountain Street North Improvements
Regional Council has approved roadway improvements on Fountain Street North (Regional Road 17) between King Street and Cherry Blossom Road in the City of Cambridge. Some features of the improvements will include completely reconstructing the existing two-lane road with on-road bicycle lanes and sidewalks on both sides of the roadway. Total estimated cost for the project is $2,310,000 and will be constructed over three phases for completion in 2018.

The following tenders/contracts were approved by Council:
.$1,113,843.00 to Stantec Consulting Ltd. to provide engineering services for the detailed design and services during construction of the Kitchener Zone 4 Trunk Watermain from Mannheim Zone 4 Pumping Station to Strasburg Road.
.$326,568 to CIMA+ Canada Inc., to provide professional consulting services and engineering services for detailed design and services during construction for the Waterloo Landfill Pumping Station 1 Replacement in the City of Waterloo.
.$ 213,660.43 to Agilent Technologies Canada for the Supply and Installation of one Inductively Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometer.
.$ 211,082.87 to Metropolitan Wire (Canada) Ltd. for the supply and installation of Automated Medical Inventory Dispensing Machines.

Next meeting...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
at 7 p.m.

For further information, contact:
Bryan Stortz, Director, Corporate Communications, 519-575-4408
Or the Regional Clerk's Office, 519-575-4420