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Stephen Dasko

Spring Clean Up-Program

By Events, Issues, Resources

Now that winter is hopefully behind us, I am pleased to share with you the details of our annual Spring Clean-up Program. The Program is underway and includes the following activities:

 

  • Street Sweeping
  • Snow Plow Sod Damage Inspection and Repair
  • Pothole Repair
  • Sidewalk Repair
  • Litter Clean-up
  • Inlet and Outlet Clearing

 

Street Sweeping

The city of Mississauga was able to start spring street sweeping in the Clarkson and Mavis districts a few days early.

Please be reminded that all streets, including on-street bike lanes, are expected to be completed by April 23 (weather permitting). Boulevards and islands will be cleaned from April 29 to May 24 (weather permitting).

We know that road users become eager for the streets to be swept as soon as the weather starts warming up. We appreciate their patience and are committed to completing this work as soon as possible.

After our spring clean-up is complete, we will continue to maintain roadways through our regular Street Sweeping Program.

Snow Plow Sod Damage Inspection and Repair

Snow plow sod damage service requests are commonly reported at this time of year. Sod is prone to damage by our equipment throughout the winter when the ground is soft or if there is any over growth of grass creeping onto the sidewalk.

Residents can report snow plow sod damage by calling 3-1-1, using the PingStreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be noted and inspected this spring to see if sod replacement or re-seeding is required. Repairs typically take place from May-June and September-October.

Pothole Repair

As soon as the weather warms up our crews begin repairing potholes around the City. Staff have been especially busy over the last couple of weeks and will continue to address potholes throughout the spring and summer.

Potholes are identified pro-actively through regular patrolling of the City’s road network in accordance with Minimum Maintenance Standards. Residents can also help by reporting potholes to us by calling 3-1-1, using the PingStreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, they will be completed on a priority basis as a part of our regular maintenance schedule.

Sidewalk Inspection and Repair

Each year, we hire students to inspect our sidewalk network. Starting in May, these staff will walk every sidewalk in the City and record deficiencies. Residents can also report sidewalk damage by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting a request online.  The area will be inspected within three business days and made safe. If additional repairs are required, they will be completed on a priority basis as a part of our regular maintenance schedule.

Litter Clean up

Crews have begun their regularly scheduled clean-up of debris and litter on the road allowance. Residents can also report litter or dumping on the road allowance by calling 3-1-1, using the Pingstreet app or submitting a request online.

Residents should call the Ministry of Transportation at 1-800-268-4686 to report litter on 400 series highway ramps.

Inlet and Outlet Cleaning

Crews have also begun to clear debris from inlets and outlets to ensure stormwater can flow freely. Residents can report any build-up of natural debris, such as leaves, large tree limbs or sediment, by calling 3-1-1.

Illegal Sign Blitzes

Crews from our Signs and Pavement Markings Unit and four Works yards complete two illegal sign blitzes annually in the spring and fall. Our next blitz is scheduled for April 24th, weather permitting. Residents can report illegal signs by calling 3-1-1, through the PingStreet app, or on the City’s website.

Please let me know if damage or debris in the road allowance is causing a public safety risk, residents should call 3-1-1 directly.

Sincerely, 

Stephen Dasko, Councillor Ward 1

 

 

 

Annual spring Clean up Street Sweeping Program

By Issues, Resources

 

Item Timeframe

(*weather permitting)

Streets (including bike lanes) April 8, 2019. – April 23, 2019.
Curb-faced sidewalks April 29, 2019. – May 24, 2019.
Boulevards and Traffic Islands

 

April 29, 2019. – May 24, 2019.
Splash Pads April 29, 2019. – May 24, 2019.

 

We know that road users become eager for the streets to be swept as soon as the weather starts warming up. We appreciate their excitement and will be focused on sweeping all streets and bike lanes first, before moving on to curb-faced sidewalks, boulevards and traffic islands, and splash pads.

We endeavour to schedule street sweeping as early in the spring as possible. The program requires mild temperatures to ensure that roads are clear of all snow, particularly in areas where it may have been piled. This timing also allows us to remove winter maintenance equipment from the Works yards when it is no longer needed to make space for street sweepings.

After our spring clean-up is complete, we will continue to maintain roadways through our regular street sweeping program. For more information, please visit: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/springclean-up

In addition to these programs, emergency and scheduled street sweeping will continue to be available on an as needed basis.

Should you have any questions or concerns about this year’s Street Sweeping Program, please contact Samer Inchasi, Manager, Works Maintenance or myself.

 

Thank you,

Councillor Stephen Dasko

 

Regional Governance across Ontario – Including Peel Region

By Issues, Uncategorized

Open Letter to Residents

Many of you may have heard or read about Mississauga seeking independence from Peel Region.

To provide some background, in mid-January, the Province announced that it is reviewing Regional Governance across Ontario, including Peel Region. (News link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ontario-regional-government-review-1.4978949)

At that point, City staff were instructed to pull together information for Council consideration and that was debated on  Wednesday, March 20, 2019  in terms of what our next steps are.

Mississauga, under previous Mayor McCallion and now Mayor Crombie, both have long held the very public views that Mississauga should be a stand-alone city with a population approaching 800,000 people.  For many years, Mississauga has paid for 60% of the Regional costs and supporting our neighbouring municipalities in their growth. At this point, it is estimated that we are supporting Brampton and Caledon by approximately $85 million per year – funds that could otherwise be reinvested into our City building. If you would like the history and details on this, there are really good reports at this link: https://www7.mississauga.ca/documents/committees/general/2019/2019_03_20_GC_Additional_Agenda.pdf

The Province is currently seeking public input from the cities and residents that could be impacted by any regional government changes. You can participate by providing comments at this link: https://www.ontario.ca/page/regional-government-review.

The deadline for public input is April 23, 2019.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, Council supported in principle – pending public consultation – to look at becoming a stand-alone city.

There will be a public consultation meeting in the evening on April 8th, 7:00 pm in Council Chambers at City Hall, 300 City Centre Drive.

We are currently working on the possibility of additional opportunities for public input. As soon as they are confirmed, we will advise you.

Residents have been asking me where I stand on this particular issue. Based on the information I have seen to date, it would appear that Mississauga would be able to support itself with Peel Regional services such as policing, ambulance and human services moving to a utility-based model with Mississauga paying on a per capita basis.

Having said that, we do not have a clear sense of what will be examined in the Regional Government Review by the Ontario Government other than to be more efficient in decision making and the delivery of services. The Province’s options are keep the existing Regional model, amalgamation (essentially creating the City of Peel) or allowing Brampton and Mississauga to be stand-alone cities with a more rural Caledon going to Dufferin County or some variation thereof.

There are still many unknowns at this time but at the very least, any governance changes brought forward by the province, should remain cost neutral or to the benefit of Mississauga taxpayers.

At the end of day, given that municipalities are strictly under the purview of the Province, any decisions on the future governance of Mississauga and Peel Region will ultimately be at the discretion of the Province.

Now is the time to make your opinion known.

Kind regards,

 

Stephen Dasko,  Councillor Ward 1

 

Mississauga Steelheads have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive year!

By Events

As you are aware, the Mississauga Steelheads have clinched a playoff spot for the fourth consecutive year! We have finalized our playoff schedule and we are set to face the Sudbury Wolves starting Friday night in Sudbury!

I wanted to reach out in hopes you would be interested in supporting the Steelheads in our playoff run. We are really encouraging Mississauga to get behind us in playoffs and would love to have your support.

We have an amazing ticket offer for round one that includes a FREE student/child ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket.

I have created a bunch of graphics in hopes you can send them off in newsletters, emails, social media, etc! There are graphics for every necessary dimension in the link/folder below (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, 8.5×11 posters, 1920×1080 for videoboard and tv screens).

LINK: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ddUCEs4mMzUbTvoHJh-daRCsd89MTIqo?usp=sharing

 

Toastmasters Club Meetings

By Resources

Port Credit Toastmasters Club meet every Monday except holidays at

Lorne Park Library, 1474 Truscott Drive

Meeting is from 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

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Clarkson Toastmasters Club,  meet every Tuesday at

Clarkson Community Centre, Multi-Purpose Room, 2475 Truscott Drive

Meeting is from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

These are community based non-profit clubs, which helps individuals become better leaders, communicators and public speakers. Guests are welcome to attend for free, and membership is limited to those 18 years of age and older.

Get involved! For more information on Toastmasters International, visit: www.toastmasters.org

Community Meeting Notice

By Events

Re:     78 Park Street East, 22 – 28 Ann St. Mississauga

            Proposed Rezoning Application

            Edenshaw Developments

Dear Resident,

A community meeting has been arranged for a Pre-Application Submission Community Meeting for March 25th, 2019, 7:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at Clarke Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd. W.

Edenshaw Developments are the new property owners of 78 Park Street East, and 22-28 Ann Street. Edenshaw Developments is proposing to submit development applications to the City for a proposal consisting of a 22 storey apartment (condominium) building with ground floor commercial.

This meeting is being held prior to submission of a development application to the City in order to allow the applicant and City to hear comments from the community on the proposal. The meeting will consist of a presentation from the property owner on the proposed development, in addition to the opportunity to ask questions.

While no application has been submitted to the City as of yet, should have any questions regarding the planning process, please contact David Ferro, Development Planner at 905-615-3200 ext. 4554, or by email at david.ferro@mississauga.ca.

We hope to see you there.

Mississauga Wants to Honour the Amazing People in Your Life

By Events, Issues, Resources

March 11, 2019

Nominations are now open for the City of Mississauga’s 2019 Civic Awards of Recognition.

Starting today until May 3, you can nominate outstanding individuals, community groups and businesses whose contributions help make Mississauga a great place to live, work and play.  Achievements are recognized in the following four categories:

Voluntary Community Service:

Individuals or groups that have improved the quality of life in our community through volunteer efforts.

Youth Community and Civic Engagement:

Youth between 14 and 24 who have contributed more than 100 voluntary hours to community or civic activities.

Achievement in Sports:

Athletes or teams that have won championships at a city-wide, regional, provincial, national or international level.

Achievement in Arts:

Artists or arts groups that have won competitions, juried shows or exhibitions. Outstanding accomplishments in academic fields may also be recognized.

If someone you know is an obvious fit in one of the above mentioned categories, your next steps are simple:

  1. Visit the City’s website at ca/civicrecognition
  2. Review the award criteria
  3. Fill out the online nomination form. You can also download the form and submit it by email or mail

The City will consider the first 100 nominees and review nominations on a first come, first served basis.

Nominees who qualify will be invited to receive their awards during an official ceremony at the Mississauga Civic Centre on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

 

 

 

Yard waste collection resumes in Mississauga

By Uncategorized

Yard waste collection resumes in Mississauga

By Events, Uncategorized

Yard waste collection resumes in Brampton and Mississauga

Yard waste collection starts up again in Brampton and Mississauga the week of Monday, March 11. The Region of Peel says yard waste must be at the curb by 7 a.m. on collection day. It must be placed in acceptable bins, containers and/or bags. A bin/container used for yard waste collection must be: clearly labelled yard waste; rigid and reusable with handles that are attached or moulded to the exterior; smaller than 60 cm (24 in) wide and 95 cm (38 in) high; and, less than 20 kg (44 lb), when full. A brown paper bag used for recycling yard waste collection must: support a maximum weight of 20 kg (44 lb) when lifted, without tearing; securely close when full, and, be smaller than 66 cm (26 in) wide and 90 cm (35 in) high. Residents can also use their old garbage container or blue/grey box to set out yard waste for collection. For more information visit peelregion.ca/waste/yard-waste. Residents in the area of Malton, quarantined for Asian Long Horned Beetles by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, cannot move any yard waste, nursery stock, trees, logs, lumber, wood, wood chips and bark chips out of the restricted area. Malton residents should put their yard waste out on the curb for collection on their regular scheduled waste collection day.

Community Information Open House – Coyote Issues

By Events, Issues

—- Community Information Session  —-

Do you have Coyote Issues?

 Hosted by

Councillor Stephen Dasko, Ward 1

Everyone Welcome

 

Speakers:  Councillor Stephen Dasko

Parathan Mohanarajan, City of Mississauga, Animal Services

 MPP Rudy Cuzzetto 

Eva Bobak, Ministry of Natural Resources 

 

Tuesday March 26, 2019 

7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Clarke Hall

161 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga

“OUR COMMUNITY IS OUR HOME”