• 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!

  • Metrolinx Update: Lakeshore West Rail Tie Replacement Work in the Area

    Metrolinx has advised that they are commencing their regular state of good repair maintenance program. The program ensures safe train operations throughout the year, and they wanted to notify residents about rail tie replacement and routine maintenance work that is scheduled to take place, starting on Friday, October 27th in the evening, within the rail corridor in the Ward 2 community. They can only complete this work at night when there is decreased train activity. This work is expected to take place throughout the next week, weather permitting. Attached is a notice that gives more information about the type of work to be expected, and the work hours.

  • Willow Glen Site Update

    Park Planning has provided the following update with respect to the Willow Glen Site at 1301 Epton Crescent:

     

    Further to our last notice to you in March 2017, this letter will provide an update on the former Willow Glen Public School property.

     

    The City completed the purchase from the Peel District School Board on May 31, 2017. The newly acquired 2.3 ha (5.8 acres) site will be home to a new community park and up to seven (7) single detached residential lots along the frontage of Utley Road.

     

    In early 2018, City staff will oversee the detailed design process for the community park. Typically, this takes 6-8 months to complete and includes a community engagement session where the City will seek your feedback on the design and proposed amenities for the park before it is finalized.

     

    Staff are proceeding with the creation of the single detached residential lots, taking into account the public input received and the existing context of the neighbourhood.  Construction on the Community Park is expected to commence in 2018, with single lot development to occur in 2019.

     

    In the meantime, if you have any questions about this project please contact

    Erin Senior, Planner, Community Services Department at 905-615-3200 ext. 5825 or erin.senior@mississauga.ca

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