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Mississauga City Council Approves Changes to the Noise Wall Replacement Program

Dec 14, 2009

Last week, Council gave staff the green light to make changes to a policy on noise wall barriers on major roadways, altering the resident cost sharing program.

"The changes to the policy will alter the resident cost sharing program that is currently used by the City," said Martin Powell, Commissioner of Transportation and Works. "With these changes, residents who shared the replacement cost of noise attenuation barriers with the City would be eligible for a refund."

The recommended changes to the corporate policy include:
• An amendment to the resident cost sharing formula in which the City is responsible for 100 per cent of the replacement cost of deteriorated noise walls.
• Eligibility for a refund for residents who have contributed through the cost sharing program to replace noise barriers, under the Property Standards by-law or a non-local improvement scheme, which is subject to proof of payment.
• Recommendations to revise existing by-laws required to make grants available for the Noise Attenuation Barrier Replacement Program.

Powell added, "The recommendations to amend the current policy will release residents from any financial contribution. Our goal is to ensure residents are treated fairly and that the replacement of noise barriers is done in a timely manner by the City."

Detailed wording for the policy amendment will be brought to Council for review in early 2010. All required by-laws and associated refunds will be available by the end of February 2010.

For more information, please contact Raymond Lau, Roadway Programming Technologist, at 905-615-3200 ext. 3016.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens' quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."

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Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5046
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   catherine.monast@mississauga.ca


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