The following post was sent as an eBlast to subscribers of Sue’s eNews on April 6.
Status of Construction Projects
There are at least a handful of construction projects going on in Ward 10, some of which are impacted by the Provincial Government’s recent announcement to close down non-essential building.
Community Centre – 5320 Ninth Line: suspended until further notice
Pumping Station – Cactus Gate parkette: continuing at this time
I am awaiting further information on the status of the medical facility at 5590 Tenth Line and the various development projects along Ninth Line.
I have been working closely with our Transportation & Works department to continue construction on the vital pumping station project (pictured above) for residents in the Lisgar community. So far, it is going ahead for which I am truly grateful. Of course, important measures are being put in place on the job site to protect the health and safety of the workers, which remains a priority.
Regarding the community centre, the suspension of construction will result in a further delay in opening of this amenity for our community and city. We won’t know the extent of the delay until construction is able to resume again.
Tele Town Hall
The City of Mississauga is holding its second Tele Townhall meeting to update residents and business owners on the measures being taken and that need to be taken with respect to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Medical professionals and hospital administrators will be on the call to answer questions and take comments and suggestions.
Wednesday, April 1st — 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Join by phone: 1-877-229-8493
Emergency Benefit Application
Individuals impacted by lay-offs or reduced work due to COVID-19 can apply for federal financial assistance – the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – through the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Those born January to March can apply today, April – June on Tuesday, July – Sept on Wednesday and Oct – Dec on Thursday. For questions about the CERB, contact the CRA or your Federal elected representative: Iqra Khalid (Churchill Meadows) or Gagan Sikand (Lisgar).
The Region of Peel has made very few changes to its waste collection services during COVID-19 so far. To further protect the health of collection workers and maintain a full complement of contract staff, the following changes have been implemented:
– no bulky items will be collected from the curb
– no battery pick-up will take place
– recycling waste that does not fit in the cart must be in a clear bag; loose items will not be collected
Other than these above changes, garbage, recycling, compost and yard waste is all being collected as usual. Any extra garbage that does not fit in your cart needs to be bagged and placed at the curb with a garbage tag on the bag. Residents are reminded not to engage in spring cleaning at this time, or if you do, to store your waste on property until further notice. You can bring some items to the Community Recycling Centre at a nominal fee for disposal.
Do NOT place household waste in public waste receptacles.
In addition, Diabetes Canada (and likely other charities) are pleading with residents to NOT drop off textiles or other donations at their drop off boxes as they do not have the staff to pick up and sort donations at this time. Inexplicably, some people are actually dropping off their household garbage at these sites as well! Diabetes Canada is a charity doing good work to support those living with a debilitating disease; they can’t be expected to clean up after the actions of some thoughtless individuals.
Park Amenities Are Closed
Residents are reminded that all park amenities such as playgrounds, fitness equipment, skate parks, tennis courts, etc. remain closed to public use. This is in effect until further notice to curb the spread of COVID-19. Trails and open park spaces are available for people to enjoy as long as the 6 foot (2 metre) distance between people is observed. Parks security and bylaw officers will be in parks to enforce these Emergency regulations with education and a minimum $750 fine.
Park parking lots have also been closed to further support the “stay at home” directive by health officials and reduce the number of people descending in large numbers on many of the city’s destination parks. Please take your daily walks in your own neighbourhood.
If you see people using park equipment or congregating in groups larger than five persons (unless they are from a single household), please call 3-1-1 to report. For those living near Ninth Line whose cell phone connects you to Halton 311, please use this number: 905-615-4311.
Pets on Leash
Pet owners are reminded that dogs must remain on a leash held by their caregiver when you are not on your own private property. This includes trails, sidewalks, and green spaces in parks.
If you see dogs running off leash, please call 3-1-1 to report. For those living near Ninth Line whose cell phone connects you to Halton 311, please use this number: 905-615-4311.
For those who have purchased fitness memberships through the City of Mississauga, please note that the monthly prepaid fee will continue to be charged and the membership will be extended for the time missed once facilities reopen. Customers do have the option to cancel their membership at any time and resume later on should they choose.
To Report Non-Compliance
Security and bylaw officers are enforcing many of the Emergency Measures put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. Please do not call police.
If outside Mississauga (or if your mobile phone connects you to Halton 311): please call 905-615-4311.