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.
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 Ministers 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.