Ward 2 Updates

Visit this section for news, updates and notices from Councillor Ward 2's office. For more information:  http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/ward2

 


Karen Ras will be holding Community Office Hours at Clarkson Community Centre, Multi-purpose Room (beside the Library) on:

Friday, April 28th, 10 am – 12 pm

It is advised that residents contact her office to schedule a one-on-one discussion by calling 905-896-5200, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On Tuesday, March 28th Councillor Karen Ras be hosting a community meeting, along with Park Planning, to update residents with respect to the Multi-Use Hydro Trail.  Animal Services will also be in attendance, to address any coyote concerns. The meeting will be held at Lorne Park Secondary School, 1324 Lorne Park Rd., in the Lecture Hall, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

An application will be presented for the land (701 & 805 Winston Churchill Boulevard) that was formerly approved for the natural gas pwer generating station.   The application is proposing to remove permissions for the previously approved plans.

A Public Meeting will be taking place on Monday April 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Centre Council Chambers, 300 City Centre Drive. The purpose of the meeting is to have the applicant present their proposal to both members of the public and Council. The applicant is proposing to subdivide the land for employment uses along Winston Churchill Blvd. and industrial uses internal to the site which I believe is in keeping with similar type of land uses in the area.

If you have any questions prior to the scheduled meeting, please contact myself or David Breveglieri, Development Planner for this application at 905-615-3200 ext. 5551 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cart Size Exchanges

Residents wishing to exchange the size of their garbage carts will be able to do so starting on April 1st. There is no cost to exchange your carts during the month of April. After that, a $25 exchange fee per cart will apply.

Exchange overview:

  • Requests can be placed online at peelregion.ca/waste, or over the phone.
  • Cart exchanges will occur the day after collection day, to ensure the carts are empty.
  • Residents requesting both the garbage and recycling cart exchanges will have this completed over a two week period.
  • Residents will be required to have their carts empty and accessible for the cart exchange.
  • If the carts are not empty/accessible, the vendor will leave a door hanger at the house indicating when they will reattempt the cart exchange.
  • Depending on the volume of requests, the exchanges may take up to June 25, 2016

YardWasteYard Waste Collection began March 14th

In previous years, yard waste collection started in April and ran through to the end of November. This is the first year that yard waste collection started in mid-March and will end in mid-December.

Residents will receive weekly yard waste collection from March 14 to June 30, 2016, bi-weekly yard waste collection from July 4 to September 29, 2016 on their recycling week, and return to weekly collection on October 3rd to December 15th, 2016. Residents can go online to peelregion.ca/waste and enter their address to receive personalized information related to their collection schedule, download the calendar or add the schedule into their electronic device.


 

GypsyMoth 650xThe European Gypsy Moth is a pest found throughout North America. The caterpillar eats the leaves of trees which may damage the overall health of the tree. Gypsy Moth populations have been in the City of Mississauga for many decades.

The City is now inspecting and choosing City-owned Oak trees to do Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to help manage the Gypsy Moth population in the City. IPM combines biological, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes risks to health and the environment. IPM does not eradicate a particular pest entirely. Rather, it keeps pest population at a manageable level so they do not cause significant damage to trees and the tree canopy

Things you can do on your own trees:

  • Install burlap wraps around tree trunks, and collect and destroying caterpillars (May-September)
  • Scraping off and destroying egg masses (until mid- May; August - April)
  • Using pheromone traps to capture and confuse male moths (June to August)

These steps have proven very effective in controlling Gypsy Moth. A few weeks ago, Forestry held an open house for Ward 2 residents to provide them information on how to treat Gypsy Moth. All attendees received a free moth trap.  To learn more about Gypsy Moth, visit Mississauga.ca/urbanforestry.


SodDamage 640xIf you experienced damage to your grass from the snow clearing operations this past winter, there is a new system in place for reporting.

Residents can call 3-1-1 now and have a Service Request created which will be forwarded to the Works Department.  Please note: Work will not commence until such a time that weather and soil conditions allow and subject to the availability of sod.

Below are details for an invitation to attend a Stormwater Residential Program Workshop, April 13th, 2016;  Please RSVP at the link below by Friday, April 8

The Charge

You may already be aware that properties in Mississauga will be assessed for a new stormwater charge which has begun appearing on the Region of Peel water bill. Please visit our website, www.stormwatercharge.ca, for details.

 A Residential Program?

In October, Ward 2 Councillor Ras passed a motion approved by Council to establish a working committee of Councillors and appropriate staff to consider a credit program for residential properties with stormwater volume reduction measures. That motion is available online as part of the published meeting minutes of City Council on October 28, 2015 (page 14).

We are happy to announce the next event jointly organized by several South West Mississauga Associations.

October 28, 2015 : Municipal Assessment Corporation

Lenny Delmedico - Account Manager, Business Relations
Lorne Park Library - 1474 Truscott Drive, Mississauga

You are invited to the next event jointly organized by several South West Mississauga Associations, collectively named South West Mississauga Ratepayers Associations (SWMRA).  All the federal candidates for South Mississauga will be participating in a debate. 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 6, 2015 |  7:00 PM

Clarkson Secondary School - Auditorium
2524 Bromsgrove Road, Mississauga

Doors open 6:30 pm  |  Limited seating 

Fireworks 640x

Using Fireworks Safely on Canada Day

If you are planning to use fireworks (pdf) on Canada Day think safety first and take time to review the City’s Fireworks By-law 0293-2001 (pdf).


Did you know that fireworks can only be set off on two statutory holidays - Victoria Day and Canada Day. A permit is required to set off fireworks on any other day.

Permits are issued by the Fire Chief and only on the property listed on the permit.

By-law Highlights

  • Fireworks cannot be set off on a public street or roadway
  • Fireworks can only be set off in a park if a permit is obtained from the Fire Chief
  • Fireworks should only be purchased from a licensed retailer permitted to sell fireworks to the general public within the City of Mississauga as per By-law 1-06 and By-law 340-01
  • If you have concerns about fireworks that don't comply with City’s Fireworks By-law 0293-2001 and want to know where to report it. Here's how:

MississaugaRoad Construction 800x400 2Resurfacing work for Mississauga Rd.from Lakeshore Rd. to the QEW has been sheduled . This work is expected to take approximately 6-8 weeks and is to commence June 23rd, subject to weather.

For more information, follow this link (PDF)

In addtion, visit the following City of Mississauga Construction webpage showing all of the 2015 resurfacing projects.  If you hover over the red line on each street, you will see further details.

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/construction


 

Free Outdooe Summer Camp

Let’s Play in the Park FREE Outdoor Summer Camps at Your Local Park

This FREE half-day, drop-in, summer camp is available at 13 local parks from June 29 to September 4, 2015.

All Mississauga children ages 6-12 are invited to come discover the fun and wonder of active play through physical activities, crafts, drama and games under the supervision of our High Five-trained leaders. Parents, grandparents and caregivers are welcome to stay and play, too. Come outside and play with us!

Find park locations, dates and times at www.Mississauga.ca/play