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Bell Telecommunications Tower Relocation Community Meeting

We have received the following update from Councillor Ras:

I am pleased to inform you that an additional community meeting is being held regarding the proposed Bell Telecommunications Tower Relocation on Wednesday, April 11th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Clarkson Community Church (formerly Chartwell Baptist Church), 1880 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga.

Please click here for the community notice that was sent out by Bell to residents prior to the previous meeting. As per the siting protocol, the notification area is 120 metres from the proposed tower location. Contact information for the various parties involved, are also enclosed in the notification.

Telecommunication tower/antenna facilities are exclusively regulated by Federal legislation under the Radiocommunication Act and administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). Therefore, Provincial legislation such as the Planning Act, including zoning bylaws, does not apply to these facilities. It is important to understand that ISED, while requiring proponents to follow the City of Mississauga Telecommunication Tower/Antenna Facilities Protocol, makes the final decisions on whether or not a tower facility can be constructed. The City of Mississauga can only provide comments to ISED and does not have the authority to stop the construction of a telecommunication tower/antenna facility.

Written submissions should be forwarded to: W5353.bell.info@fonturinternational.com as soon as possible.

Applicants are required to respond to any resident concerns in writing.

Should you require any further information, please contact the office.

 Thank you.

Multi-Use Trail Construction

We have received the following update from Councillor Ras’ office and the Parks and Forestry division regarding the multi-use trail.

We are pleased to inform you that the multi-use trail construction within the Hydro1 corridor in Ward 2 is scheduled to commence on April 2, 2018 as planned.

•             It will begin just East of Clarkson Park to allow for another construction to proceed in that location until September 2018.

•             The contractor will be moving along the corridor from West to East gradually opening sections of the trail as they are being fully completed and inspected.

•             We anticipate to complete all trail sections in Ward 2 by the end of this year.

•             Construction notification letters to approximately 2000 residents in your ward are being sent out accordingly.

•             We are using our standard 120m offset radius for residential notifications.

•             All letters should be out in the mail by the end of this week.

 

Aerial Spray Open House for Gypsy Moths and Cankerworms

Below are 3 maps of the area which will be sprayed in Ward 2

 

Managing Tree Pests (Fall Cankerworms & Gypsy Moths)

Please follow this link for information from the City of Mississauga’s Parks and Forestry department on managing tree pests.

Invasive Norway Maple trees in Oak Tree Park

We have received the following notice with respect to the removal of invasive trees within Oak Tree Park off Clarkson Road North from Councillor Ras.

City Forestry crews will be working in your Ward to remove invasive Norway Maple trees from Oak Tree Park.

Crews will begin work during the last week of March. Work will take place Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information will be added to the Forestry web page, informing residents about the work being done. Crews will be removing invasive trees around throughout the park to enhance the quality and vigour of the forest canopy within Oak tree Park. All works will be weather permitting.

Forestry plans to return to the park by fall 2018 to plant a variety of native trees to replace those removed.

If you require more details, please do not hesitate to contact Councillor Ras.

 

Aerial Spray for Cankerworms and Gypsy Moths

City of Mississauga (@citymississauga) tweeted at 2:00 PM on Wed, Mar 21, 2018:
We’re conducting an aerial spray to manage high levels of fall cankerworm and gypsy moth caterpillars. Set between April 23 to June 10 from 5 to 7:30 a.m., certain areas of the city will be sprayed. To find out more, visit https://t.co/FsrcYshkkw #2018aerialspray https://t.co/bhuQpyDdMG

Ward 2 March Newsletter

The March newsletter from Karen Ras, Ward 2 councillor can be found here

Gypsy Moth and Cankerworm Aerial Spraying Approved

We have received the following update from Councillor Ras:

Dear residents,

Thank you to all who took the time to provide feedback on the Corporate Report that went to General Committee today.

I’m so very pleased to let you know that we are proceeding with spraying in 2018 for Gypsy Moth and Fall Cankerworms!

In addition, the spraying will be paid for out of our reserves and you will NOT receive an individual invoice. Council saw the merit of providing a broader benefit to the community when it comes to preserving our tree canopy. (We also already pay a lot in property taxes.)

Lorne Park Estates, not previously identified in the report but was subject to spraying a decade ago, was added as an area to be evaluated.

Staff are still in process of collecting more information on anticipated populations of cankerworms, so the spraying area may expand in the coming weeks.

As soon as more information becomes available on the specific areas for spraying, I will share it with you.

Thank you to all residents who took the time over the last few months to share your stories with me, the Mayor, other members of Council and staff.  I think it truly made a difference!

I will follow up in the coming weeks regarding the planning and communications for the spraying.

Have a great day!

Karen

Karen Ras

Councillor, Ward 2

300 City Centre Drive

Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1

905-896-5200

www.karenras.ca