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Stormwater Study Public Meeting: Still Time for Your Input

Nov 13, 2012

The City of Mississauga will present information from the stormwater financing study to the public on Tuesday, November 20 at Iceland Mississauga.

The City has been studying how best to fund its stormwater management program which includes: roadway drainage systems, stormwater management ponds and waterways such as rivers, creeks and ditches. The primary options being considered are property taxes and a user fee based rate system. Either of these approaches would have to address the need for increased funding for this program into the future.

"Our stormwater management team has been studying the best way to balance the cost of delivering this program," said Martin Powell, commissioner, Transportation and Works. "We have the support of a consultant, have engaged a stakeholder group and are discussing this with the public as part of this process. We encourage citizens and businesses to offer their input."

Stormwater Financing Public Information Meeting:


When:   Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Time:      6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Where:   Iceland Mississauga - North Lounge
             705 Matheson Blvd. E.

Background:

This is the second opportunity for the public to participate in this process. The first public meeting was held in June.

Part of the study process was the formation of a Stormwater Financing Stakeholder Group representing stakeholders including: ratepayer groups; business and development communities; school boards; churches and others such as conservation authorities. Representatives from these organizations participated in a series of meetings and their input will be included in a staff report to General Committee.

Additional information on the Stormwater Financing Study is available by visiting:
www.mississauga.ca/stormwaterstudy

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Stormwater Financing Public Meeting at Iceland - Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.
www.mississauga.ca/stormwaterstudy

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Media Contact:
Kimberly Hicks
Communications Advisor, Transportation & Works
Phone: 905-615-3200 x5232
TTY:    905-896-5151
Email:   kimberly.hicks@mississauga.ca


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