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
Stormwater Financing Public Information Meeting:
When: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Iceland Mississauga - North Lounge
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
Twittercue: Stormwater Financing Public Meeting at Iceland - Nov. 20, 6:30 p.m.
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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
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delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.
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