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Budget Committee Update: Fees and Charges By-law

The City of Mississauga’s Budget Committee considered new and increased fees and charges for 2020 related to: Transit Fares; Fire and Emergency Services; Planning; Library; Culture programs and rental rates; Transportation and Works; Recreation programs and rental rates; Parks, Forestry and Environment and General Fees and Charges. These revenue sources will help offset the cost of delivering these services.

A number of proposed changes are highlighted in the Budget Committee Reports including:

  • MiWay Cash Fare (Single Adult) revised to encourage Presto migration from $3.75 to $4.00 representing an increase of $0.25 or 6.7 per cent. The Presto fare remains at $3.10. 
  • Fire: Fees charged for motor vehicle collisions and other specialty calls based on the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) fee schedule. The MTO raised their billable rates by 2.5 per cent. Fees for those incidents have been adjusted to reflect the increase.
  • Animal Services: Dog/Puppy & Cat/Kitten Adoption Fee is moving to a flat fees of $243.25 dog / puppy adoption, $165.25 kitten adoption (0-3 years) and $81 cat adoption (3-7 years)  to simplify the process.

Additional revenue of approximately $1.8 million is expected from the increases and new fees as outlined in the Oct 2, 2019 Budget Committee reports. These will alleviate some pressures on the property tax rate in 2020.

The proposed fees and charges will be presented at a Council meeting for approval on October 9, 2019.

All Budget Committee and Council meetings are open to the public. The next Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 18, 2019. The full schedule of meetings is available online at Council and Committees Calendar Listings.

Become familiar with the City’s 2020 Budget and Business Plan

Look through the City’s preliminary 2020 Budget and Business Plan and understand why these documents play an important role in shaping our city. Residents can learn more by:

•           Visiting mississauga.ca/budget and see what you get for your tax dollars 

•           Reading an overview of the 2020 preliminary Business Plan & Budget that was presented to the Budget Committee on June 26, 2019

•           Watching for the full 2020 proposed Budget and Business Plan (posted online on November 11)

•           Watching or attending Budget Committee deliberations scheduled for November 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27 (Budget Committee meeting schedules are subject to change) Similar to the   recent change to Council and General Committee meetings, Budget Committee meetings are to start at 9:30 a.m. beginning November 18, 2019.

Flood Outlook Statement

The Surface Water Monitoring Center of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry advises that general rainfall of up to 25 mm is forecasted over parts of southcentral Ontario for today and tomorrow with highest amounts forecasted along the western shores of Lake Ontario.  Strong thunderstorms are also forecasted in this region and may bring an additional 25 to 50 mm to localized areas.  The humidex today is expected to reach the high thirties (30s) before dropping down to the mid-teens by early this evening with the passage of a cold front.  These conditions are ideal for the development of severe thunderstorms.

While flooding along the Credit River and its main tributaries are not expected, heavy downpour associated with thunderstorms could result in flooding of urbanized areas. Local streams, rivers, and shorelines could become hazardous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. People should be warned to stay away from all watercourses, especially children and pets.

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Watershed Conditions Statement for Flood Outlook will be in effect through Wed-Oct-02-2019, or until further notice.

To view current watershed conditions, please visit our real-time monitoring website: https://cvc.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/

Get Ahead of Winter with the Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program

Some Mississauga residents can get ahead of winter and start applying for the City’s Driveway Windrow Snow Clearing Program. The program provides snow clearing assistance by clearing a space in the windrow for residents 65 years or older and for people with physical disabilities.

A windrow is a pile of snow left at the end of a driveway after a snow plow has cleared a road. Eligible residents have until 9 p.m. on November 8, 2019 to apply for this year’s program.

“We encourage eligible residents to take advantage of this opportunity so that snow clearing and getting out of their driveway is made easier for them this winter,” said Mickey Frost, Director, Works Operations and Maintenance. “As this program only accepts a maximum of 300 applicants on a first-come first-serve basis, residents should apply as soon as they can to secure their spot.”

More details about the program:

·       The program will run from December 2, 2019 to March 27, 2020.

·       Windrow snow clearing will be completed up to 36 hours after a snowfall has ended.

·       A space in the windrow will be cleared (about three metres or 10 feet wide) to allow one car to get in and out of the driveway.

·       Free for eligible residents who require financial assistance and $200 for those who don’t.

·       Only one person per address can apply.

Visit mississauga.ca/windrow to download the application form. Completed applications can be submitted to any community centre, the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre or the Recreation Customer Service Centre located at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

For more information, visit mississauga.ca/windrow.

Council Endorses Proposed Port Credit West Village Redevelopment Plan

The vision for the Port Credit West Village has moved closer to reality. At yesterday’s Planning and Development Committee, Council endorsed theproposed development of the former Imperial Oil Lands at 70 Mississauga Rd. S. and 181 Lakeshore Rd. W. The proposed redevelopment plan will go to Council for formal support on July 31.

The proposed multi-phase community includes 2,995 new residential units (townhomes, mid-rise and high-rise up to 29 storeys), retail, parkland and campus (employment, recreation and education) uses on the 72-acre property.

“I am pleased that we are moving forward with next steps to revitalize these former brownfield lands into a vibrant waterfront destination that will attract residents from Mississauga and beyond,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “As an important City-building initiative, this redevelopment will drive tourism, create jobs and boost economic growth, helping put Mississauga on the international map. We will continue to work together to ensure our vision to transform the waterfront becomes a reality.”

“Working collaboratively with the residents and key stakeholders has created a vision for this dynamic addition to our waterfront. I look forward to continuing open dialogue as this development evolves and we have a waterfront for the entire City of Mississauga second to none,” said Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko. 

As next steps, City Staff will attend the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) hearing scheduled for August 7, when a final decision will be made. If LPAT approves the matter, construction is anticipated to start in 2020.

“Over the past several years we’ve engaged extensively with the community,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “The comments received from the public and key stakeholders have helped shape the vision for this dynamic addition to our waterfront. We will continue to engage with residents and ensure we have strong land use policies that align with our goal of creating an accessible and sustainable waterfront.” 

Visit the City’s development information webpageto learn more.

Port Credit West Village is one of Mississauga’s three key redevelopment projects, together with 1 Port St. E. and the Lakeview Waterfront.