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City Prepared to Clear the Way this Winter

The City of Mississauga is ready for winter. Our winter crew is ready with 377 pieces of equipment to clear 5,600 lane km of roads; 1,400 lane km of priority sidewalks; 3,700 bus stops and over 1,000 pedestrian crossings.

“We follow a priority route system to ensure public safety. Major roads are cleared first to allow emergency vehicles and public transit to pass. This is followed by residential roads, pedestrian crossings, priority sidewalks and bus stops,” said Mickey Frost, Director of Works Operations & Maintenance. “Residents can receive the latest snow information and updates by following @MississaugaSnow, downloading the Mississauga Roads App or visiting our snow plow tracker webpage to track the routes for snow plows and salters.”

What we clear when:

  • Roads are salted if snowfall is less than eight cm (three inches) or plowed and salted if snowfall is more than eight cm (three inches).
  • Major roads are cleared first for emergency and transit vehicles to travel. This is followed by local residential roads, bus stops, pedestrian crossings and priority sidewalks (around hospitals, schools and major transit routes for transit service).
  • Priority sidewalks, bus stops and pedestrian crossings are cleared within 24-36 hours after the end of snowfall.
  • Learn more about the City’s levels of service

Snow Season Parking:

A winter on-street parking restriction is in effect in Mississauga from November 1 till March 31 between 2 to 6 a.m. Vehicles left on City streets will be enforced in accordance with the Traffic By-law. During snow removal, temporary parking permits will not be issued and current ones will be suspended.

For Updates and Information:

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Volunteer Tutors needed in Malton

Safe City Mississauga is looking for volunteer tutors in Malton every Thursday evening from 4-5pm and 5-6pm. Tutors will work with children from JK to Grade 6.

This volunteer opportunity will provide you with community service hours, job experience, references and the opportunity to give back to your community.

For more information, or to apply, contact Lyndsay Chapman at 416-729-0337 or email aspirenorthwest@safecitymississauga.on.ca

 

Eastgate Park – natural ice rink

Bundle up and enjoy the winter with a fun skate at Eastgate Park! Volunteer residents are working hard to get a natural outdoor rink set up in the park for the community to enjoy.

Thank you to everyone who gets involved to bring this fun activity to the neighbourhood. For more information, or to see a complete list of natural rinks in Mississauga, visit www.mississauga.ca/parks.

Ward 5 Office Hours with Councillor Parrish and Mayor Crombie

Wednesday, November 30
7-9pm
Frank McKechnie Community Centre

Join Councillor Parrish and Mayor Crombie tomorrow evening for Community Office Hours. This is your chance to meet with your elected officials to discuss your concerns, thoughts and ideas about Ward 5. Register for a time slot at the centre starting at 6:30pm. Appointments will be given on a first-come first-served basis and begin at 7pm.

We look forward to meeting with you!

Mississauga’s 2017 Budget Deliberations Get Underway

Yesterday, staff presented Mississauga’s Budget Committee with an overview of the proposed 2017 Business Plan and Budget as deliberations got underway. Included as part of the overview was CIBC Economist Andrew Grantham’s economic outlook for 2017.

CIBC Senior Economist Andrew Grantham noted in his presentation that while growth in Canada is expected to remain modest, the City of Mississauga remains well positioned to grow above the national average. Traditional industries such as wholesaling and service sectors such as finance and scientific development, which are increasingly important to the City’s economy, continue to expand at a solid pace. The full presentation is available online as part of the meeting agenda.

“The annual Business Plan and Budget process ensures the City’s resources are spent wisely and that residents are getting value for their tax dollars,” said Jeff Jackson, Director of Finance and City Treasurer. “We value the resident input we have received which, together with the economic outlook, will help Budget Committee make informed decisions.”

From September 22 to November 4, the City sought input from residents on the proposed 2017 Business Plan and Budget. This was done via the online budget allocator tool, three telephone budget sessions and student outreach to four Mississauga schools. As a result, 25,931 people provided input on the City’s proposed 2017 budget.

Results from the online budget allocator show that people identified traffic management most often as the City service to receive increased spending. This was followed by winter road maintenance. Many comments showed support for the opportunity to provide feedback and for finding efficiencies and cost savings. The full report on 2017 budget engagement is available online as part of the Budget Committee meeting agenda.

The City of Mississauga’s Budget Committee meetings on the proposed 2017 Business Plan and Budget will continue on November 29 and 30, and on December 6, 7 and 12.

The Budget Committee meeting schedule may change. Please visit the Council and Committee Calendar Listings for up-to-date information.

Information about the City budget and the budget process is available online at mississauga.ca/budget. Residents can participate in the budget process as follows:
• try the City’s budget allocator
• email questions and comments to budget@mississauga.ca
• contact the Mayor or your Councillor
• attend Budget Committee meetings in person, or watch them live online
• receive updates on Twitter and Facebook

Final Public Meeting for Britannia Farm Master Plan Refresh

On Thursday, December 1st, residents are encouraged to attend the final public meeting to discuss possible future developments for Britannia Farm.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Mississauga Room at the HJA Education Centre/Peel Board of Education building, located at 5650 Hurontario Street.

The purpose of the refreshed plan is to:

  • Develop student-focused environmental programs.
  • Manage physical and environmental resources.
  • Determine appropriate public access on the Britannia Farm.

 

Revenue-generating land use will also be explored in order to support the implementation of the plan.

For more information, please visit PDSB/Britannia Farm.

This Sunday – Santa Claus is coming!

A reminder for this Sunday the 27th at 1:00 p.m. Santa Claus will arrive at the South end of Westwood Square – riding in an old-fashioned wagon pulled by two huge Clydesdale horses, and we’d like all of Malton to welcome him!

For three hours, children will be given rides around the south end of the mall past the Tim Hortons hot chocolate/coffee outlet where parents can wait for their little ones.

Councillor Parrish thanks Westwood manager Jeff Nelson and Fieldgate for once again contributing to our community. Along with their amazing support of Malton’s Canada Day for the past two years, they have welcomed Santa with open arms. We hope to see you all there from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m!

Finally! A bridge for Goreway!

Long overdue! The land required to build the Goreway Bridge at the CNN tracks has been sold by the Province of Ontario (to clear massive tax arrears by a former business) to a new owner. The City of Brampton, Mississauga’s partner in the new bridge, can now purchase the strips of land on the shoulders of Goreway, which are required to widen the approach for a bridge and reroute the three sets of railway tracks during construction.

After 25 years of traffic congestion, lengthy delays, pollution and angry drivers, this project is finally under way! Council approved Mississauga’s share ($19.7 million) to be phased into our capita budget starting in 2017. Just under the wire – the Environmental Assessment, which is good for 10 years, was completed in 2007.

Persistent prodding on a weekly basis, for the past two years, have finally resulted in action by the provincial government. The vast majority of Malton residents have been waiting for this bridge for most of their adult lives. It is finally under way!

The Paul Coffey Arena renovation, a cleanup of the Greenway, flower planters on Airport Rd., the Castles Playground for Summer 2017, Canada Day at Westwood Square – campaign promises should and will continue to be kept.

Region of Peel Launches Apartment Organics Collection Pilot

Peel Regional staff launched an apartment organics collection program at 1055 Southdown Road in Mississauga. The building is the first of 20 across the Region to benefit from organics collection as part of a new pilot program.

The Region has a successful curbside collection program for organics but the service to date has only been available to single-family homes. Multi-residential units, which include apartment buildings and condominium developments, comprise about 25 per cent of all homes in Peel.

“The Region of Peel is committed to diverting 75 per cent of waste by 2034,” said Norman Lee, Director, Waste Management for the Region.“ This pilot program is an important first step in expanding organics collection and processing to multi-residential properties to help achieve that goal.”

“Organics” refers to materials that can be processed into a reusable resource. It includes all food waste and used paper products which make up about 40 per cent of household waste. Removing organic materials from the garbage stream reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill by turning it into a reusable resource, such as compost.

Stonebrook Condominium, located at 1055 Southdown Road in Mississauga is the first building to benefit from the program.

“Our residents have been eager to participate in the organics pilot,” said Hugh Arrison, Stonebrook Board President. “It’s a great opportunity to expand upon our recycling efforts and other green initiatives introduced within our building community.”

The pilot will be rolled out at 20 locations throughout the month of November and will continue until December 2017. Peelregion.ca/apartment-pilot

Removing Trees on Private Property

Landowners should have dead trees professionally removed from their property as soon as possible to prevent damages to property or -injuries from falling branches.

The Private Tree Protection By-law (0254-2012) ensures the provision, protection and enhancement Mississauga’s existing tree cover while respecting a landowner’s right to make changes to the landscape of their property in an environmentally responsible manner.

If you would like to remove trees from your private property, you must ensure you comply with the Private Tree Protection By-law.

When do Landowners Need a Permit to Remove Trees?

 A PERMIT IS REQUIRED TO REMOVE:

  • Three or more trees 15 cm (six inches) or more in diameter per calendar year.
  • Three or more dead, dying or hazardous trees over 15 cm (six inches) in diameter per calendar year

 

A PERMIT IS NOT REQUIRED TO REMOVE:

  • All trees 14 cm (5.5 inches) or less in diameter.
  • Up to two healthy trees with diameter greater than 15 cm (six inches) per calendar year.

 

For residents with dead or dying Ash trees on their property, a Certified Arborist can sign off on the application form to confirm that the trees are dead or dying due to Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

If a tree is dead, dying or hazardous, the permit fee is waived and no replacement trees are required. However, landowners are encouraged to plant new species of trees to help restore and maintain our urban forest.

For more information about trees on your property, EAB or the Private Tree Protection By-law, visit: mississauga.ca/portal/residents/parks-private-tree-protection or call 3-1-1 (905-615-4311 if outside city limits).

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