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Spring Clean Up-Program

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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

 

 

 

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

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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

 

Community Meeting Notice

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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

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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

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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

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—- 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”

 

Community Recognition Program

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Community Recognition Program

The City of Mississauga’s Community Recognition Program provides the opportunity to recognize and celebrate special occasions and events which foster a spirit of community, celebrate Mississauga’s diverse cultures and contribute to enriching the quality of life in Mississauga.

Organizations can request recognition in the form of either a flag raising or lighting of the Civic Centre clock tower.

Please note:

  • Flag raising and lighting requests must be submitted at least six weeks in advance.
  • Organizations can select only one recognition option (flag raising or lighting) per year.
  • Requests must be made annually; they will not carry over year after year.

 

For more information or to request a community recognition, visit mississauga.ca/recognition

Public Information Session – Coyote Issues –Save the Date: March 26, 2019, 7:00-8:30 p.m., Clarke Hall, 161 Lakeshore Road West

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ANIMAL SERVICES, 735 CENTRAL PARKWAY WEST, MISSISSAUGA, ON, L5C 4H4
PHONE: 905-896-5858 – www.mypetmississauga.ca
PLEASE DON’T FEED THE WILDLIFE
The feeding of wild animals and birds can become habit forming making them dependent on a food source or unwilling to forage naturally which can lead to illness, disease or injury.
 Like humans, if an animal fills up on junk food or one type of food they may not consume an adequate diet which can lead to nutritional deficiencies or illness.
 Ducks and geese naturally feed on vegetation and water insects. A nutritionally deficient diet of seed or bread can cause illness and disease.
 When ducks and geese gather in large numbers they can become ill from the bacteria in unconsumed food or increased faeces in the water.
 Ducks and geese that have become dependent on human handouts may not migrate and may suffer or starve during the winter months.
 Bird feeders may attract large flocks of non-native species such as sparrows, starlings and feral pigeons as these birds compete for habitat with rare song bird species.
 Improperly maintained bird feeders or poor quality bird feed can actually cause birds to die of illnesses such as salmonella, botulism or other deadly bacterial infections.
The feeding of wild animals can interfere with natural instincts and behaviours and could lead to human/wildlife conflicts.
 Raccoons and squirrels typically live close their food sources which may have them causing damage or denning in neighbouring homes and properties.
 Feeding squirrels, raccoons or coyotes can cause them to become a danger to humans as they will lose their natural fear and approach humans.
 Providing food for birds and squirrels can attract rats and mice due to the spillage of seed.
 An increase in rodent activity can attract larger predators like coyotes and foxes which can also prey on neighbourhood pets.
What can you do to help wildlife?
The City of Mississauga encourages residents to enjoy and live in harmony with our native wildlife. If you enjoy wildlife we would encourage the planting of native flora that will enhance your property and attract wildlife naturally without altering natural behaviour.
Adopt responsible bird feeding practices. Reserve bird feeders for winter months and ensure feeders are clean, tidy and seed mix attracts native songbirds. Bring feeders inside at night to discourage raccoons and discontinue feeding if you are attracting rodents or larger mammals like coyotes into the area.
(See reverse for by-law information and tips to reduce wildlife conflicts)
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FEEDING OF WILDLIFE IS PROHIBITED IN MISSISSAUGA
As per the Animal; Care and Control By-law 0098-04 as amended,
PART IV: FEEDING OF WILDLIFE
10) No person shall intentionally feed a wild animal or leave food or attractants of any type or in any form out of doors in such a manner as to attract, or be accessible by, a wild animal, feral or stray domestic animal on private or public property.
11) Section 10 does not apply to the feeding of song birds on a property, provided the owner or occupier places seed in a bird feeding device that is sufficiently above grade and maintained in a sanitary condition.
Sanitary Condition means a condition that does not result in an accumulation of faecal matter, pigeons, odour, insect infestation, or rodent attractants which endanger the health of any person or animal; or that would not disturb or would likely disturb the enjoyment, comfort or convenience of any person.
12) Section 10 does not apply in the following situations: (242-11)
(1) the leaving of food as bait in a trap by a property owner to capture a nuisance animal inhabiting or habituating their property pursuant to the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1997, S.O.1997, c.41
(2) the leaving of food as bait by a licensed trapper, and employee of a licensed wildlife or pest control agency, Municipal Law Enforcement Officer an Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Inspector or a Mississauga Peel Police Office, in the performance of their work.
(3) The leaving of food for a colony of stray or feral cats for the purposes of trap, neuter or spay and release program approved by the City of Mississauga.
Maximum Penalty for Contravention of this By-Law is $5000.00
TIPS TO REDUCE WILDLIFE CONFLICTS
o Store garbage, green bins, recycling, compost etc. in an area inaccessible to wildlife and place to the curb on the morning of collection.
o Remove any debris or materials from property/decks/balconies that may provide hiding or nesting sites for wild animals or rodents.
o Conduct a spring and fall exterior home inspection to ensure shingles, eaves, soffit, facia; vents etc. are in good repair.
o Cap/screen roof, dryer, bathroom vents and chimney’s with secure, safety approved mesh.
o Sheds, decks or any structure without a foundation should be screened below ground in a reverse L formation, (12” down, and 18” away from the structure) to prevent burrowing animals.
o Cover window wells with mesh or commercial window well covers.
o Trim tree branches away from the roof of your home.
For additional information visit the Animal Services web site at www.mypetmississauga.ca

Community Meeting 55 Port St. E

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We have arranged a Community Meeting for Monday February 11th, 2019 at 7:00p.m. at Clarke Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd. W. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss an Official Plan Amendment and Rezoning applications submitted to the City by the property owner to permit a ten storey condominium apartment building with 34 units and one level of underground parking at 55 Port St. E.

If you have any questions prior to the scheduled meeting, please contact David Ferro, Development Planner for this application at 905-615-3200 ext. 4554 or by e-mail at david.ferro@mississauga.ca.