As the Ward 8 Councilor for the area around the North Sheridan Landfill site, I would like to inform you that the Region of Peel is undertaking site improvement work which may be brought to your attention by area residents. The site improvements work includes earth moving on a portion of the site and construction around the flare compound. The earth moving will improve the landfill cap to promote water runoff and decrease emissions. Construction at the flare will improve gas collection system efficiency and access to this important infrastructure.
The work will start the week of August 14th and I anticipate the work will take approximately three weeks to complete. The work will be confined to the Regions owned areas of the site, Springbank Meadows Park will not be impacted and will remain accessible to the community. To ensure the safety of residents, some pathway access will be restricted and will be reinstated when the work is complete.
Areas of site where work is taking place are highlighted in purple.
There are a variety of things that can be reported online ranging from damage to property through to a theft from a vehicle. Once you submit a report online you will receive an e-mail with a report occurrence number for reference.
Road Safety Services has heard the community's concerns surrounding the noise pollution of excessively loud vehicles on the roadways, in residential areas, at all hours day and night. We are launching Project Noisemaker earlier this year, beginning Friday, March 26, 2021, and extending it into the fall to tackle this issue.
For the next six months, this ongoing project will focus on reducing the number of motor vehicles with modified and/or excessively loud exhaust systems on the roads. Vehicles will be subject to charges, including Improper Muffler and Unnecessary Noise, contrary to the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) or By-law 360-79. The penalties under the HTA include fines of $110 upon conviction or $305 for By-law 360-79 charges.
Vehicles found to be unlawfully modified will be reported to the Insurance Bureau of Canada with the potential of a policy suspension.
We encourage vehicle owners to repair modified exhaust systems and avoid using devices such as factory-issued mechanisms to alter and increase their vehicles' sound in quiet, residential areas.
Our commitment to road safety is a crucial policing function. Our officers remain vigilant twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, enforcing the speed limit, dealing with aggressive driving and impaired driving, keeping the community safe as a top priority, and increasing the quality of living for everyone.
Anyone with information concerning aggressive driving or illegal street racing activities can contact the police by calling 905-453-3311. The public can also file a driving complaint through Road Watch or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at peelcrimestoppers.ca.
The Program provides a 50% subsidy up to a maximum $200 for qualifying residents
Rats can cause damage by gnawing and burrowing. They can contaminate food, spread disease and reduce our quality of life.
Beginning January 4, 2020 assistance will be available for qualifying residents that are dealing with rats on the exterior of their property. Phase 1 of the Residential Rat Control Subsidy Program will allow residents to submit original receipts or invoices for rat traps, baits or licensed pest control vendors purchased and/or dated from June 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021.
The program will provide a 50% subsidy of the total costs up to a maximum of $200 per year, per residential Region of Peel address.