January 20, 2021 — At today’s City of Mississauga Council meeting, Councillor Stephen Dasko, Ward 1, put forward a motion for Council’s consideration to suspend the surcharge for funeral homes for weekend and statutory holidays during the COVID pandemic. Councillor Dasko was pleased that this was passed unanimously at Council. “In these challenging times, this is the least we can do, under our jurisdiction, to help businesses and our community as compassionately as possible” said Councillor Dasko.
WHEREAS during the COVID pandemic, the Clerk’s office has been issuing burial permits on weekends and statutory holidays;
AND WHEREAS during the COVID pandemic there has been an increased demand on funeral home operations which offer their services on a 24/7 basis;
AND WHEREAS effective January 1, 2021, the Fees and Charges By-law has instituted a $25 weekend and statutory holiday surcharge;
AND WHEREAS the surcharge creates a financial hardship for the funeral homes and affected families;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that a bylaw be enacted suspending the $25 weekend and statutory holiday surcharge until the COVID pandemic has passed.