• Geophysical Investigation on Lakeshore Road West

    The Region will be starting the geophysical investigation commencing December 3rd through 15th. The investigation will be carried out at night and the noise bylaw exemption has been granted by the City. Please see the below notice with additional information.

  • GOOD NEWS: Aerial Spraying Approved

    Thank you to all who took the time to provide feedback on the Corporate Report that went to General Committee today.

     

    I’m so very pleased to let you know that we are proceeding with spraying in 2018 for Gypsy Moth and Fall Cankerworms!

     

    In addition, the spraying will be paid for out of our reserves and you will NOT receive an individual invoice. Council saw the merit of providing a broader benefit to the community when it comes to preserving our tree canopy. (We also already pay a lot in property taxes.)

     

    Lorne Park Estates, not previously identified in the report but was subject to spraying a decade ago, was added as an area to be evaluated.

     

    Staff are still in process of collecting more information on anticipated populations of cankerworms, so the spraying area may expand in the coming weeks.

     

    As soon as more information becomes available on the specific areas for spraying, I will share it with you.

     

    Thank you to all residents who took the time over the last few months to share your stories with me, the Mayor, other members of Council and staff.  I think it truly made a difference!

     

    I will follow up in the coming weeks regarding the planning and communications for the spraying.

  • Aerial Spraying Update

    Forestry staff have now completed their report with respect to aerial spraying. This report will be presented at General Committee, in Council Chambers, on Wednesday, November 15th at 9 am.

     

    There are aspects to this report that you will be pleased with, as they have recommended aerial spraying and most of the Ward 2 affected neighbourhoods are included in the program. The areas identified for spraying have suffered the most defoliation and are often affected by both gypsy moths and cankerworms. The cost for this spraying is very high ($1.6 million), so a cost recovery program is being proposed, by invoicing private property owners $170 to defray some of the costs incurred. I know you all pay a tremendous amount in taxes, so this is something that may not be favourable to you and would like to hear from you on this aspect. I will try to put forward a motion to have all the cost borne by the City.

     

    One aspect of the recommendation that is missing is the commitment to undertake a regular preventative program, which I intend to pursue.

     

    The report is Item 8.2 in the link below. Please feel free to share your thoughts with me.

     

    https://www7.mississauga.ca/documents/committees/general/2017/2017_11_15_GC_Agenda_online.pdf

     

    I invite and encourage you to attend.

     

    If you would like to make a formal deputation, please register with the Clerk’s office as soon as possible by filling out the form here: https://www.mississauga.ca/portal/services/deputation

     

  • November is Women Abuse Prevention Month

    Interim Place will be selling purple scarves and ties throughout the month of November, Women Abuse Prevention Month. By participating in this campaign you show that you are committed to ending violence against women. Support the Wrapped in Courage Campaign and Interim Place, by purchasing and wearing a purple scarf or tie! We have a new scarf design available this year – a square, wrap-around, graphic print scarf! Also for the first time we have a limited number of purple ties available! Both the scarves and ties are $20 each (or $35 for two- you can mix and match or get two of the same). Contact development@interimplace.com or 905-403-9691 ext. 2223 to order yours today!