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Share your views on proposed changes to the Tree Permit By-law (475-05)

May 01, 2012

The City of Mississauga is looking for public input at three Public Information Centres on the proposed changes to the Tree Permit By-law.

"The City is working to protect and establish a sustainable tree canopy by introducing proposed changes to the Tree Permit By-law while respecting a property owner's right to develop their land," said Gavin Longmuir, manager, Forestry.

Staff recommendations include:
• the introduction of a single-tree removal permit for trees over 30 cm in diameter;
• changes to the permit fee structure;
• increased fines for non-compliance; and
• changes to the replacement tree requirements.

Feedback gathered at the meetings and through the online survey (available May 12 - 31) will be used to shape the final set of recommendations to Council this fall.

What:

Residents are invited to attend and learn more about the City's proposed amendments to the Tree Permit By-law and complete a feedback survey.

When:

Saturday, May 12
Location: Mississauga Valley Community Centre - Hazel McCallion Auditorium
1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd
Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Monday, May 14
Location: St. Gregory Elementary School - Gym
1075 Swinbourne Drive
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 23
Location: Port Credit Memorial Arena - Credit Room
40 Stavebank Road N
Time: 2 to 5 p.m. & 6:30 to 9 p.m.

To learn more about the City's Urban Forest and the existing tree by-law, visit www.mississauga.ca/urbanforestry and select Private Tree By-law.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 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 "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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Media Contact:
Erin Beaudoin
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 4297
erin.beaudoin@mississauga.ca

TTY: 905-896-5151






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