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Special Council Meeting

Jul 30, 2013

At a Special Council Meeting today a report entitled Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program Application was received by Council. Council passed a resolution requesting that the City of Mississauga or part thereof be declared a disaster area. An additional resolution that Council waives the building permit fee for the installation of backwater valves for residents affected by the flood on July 8, 2013 was also passed. See attached resolutions.

Background
Based on the unprecedented rain storm in Mississauga which resulted in a severe flooding event on July 8, 2013, the City of Mississauga is asking the Province of Ontario to declare areas of the city a “disaster area.”

In a resolution signed on Friday, July 26th by acting mayor Nando Iannicca, the City requested disaster relief funding from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing through the Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program (ODRAP). Pending the Minister’s declaration of a disaster, Council will appoint members to a disaster relief committee to administer funding. For complete details, please refer to the corporate report.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and more than 54,000 businesses, including more than 60 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 focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.


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