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  • 1. Empowering You
  • 2. Your Regional Councillor Peter Rodrigues Regional Councillor, Ward 3 905.420.4605 ext. 4608 email & website Peter’s website www.YourVoicePickering.ca Peter’s email prodrigues@pickering.ca City’s website www.pickering.ca
  • 3. What you will learn. • Who are your Pickering Councillors? Who are your Regional Councillors? • ……. and what’s the difference? • How to easily contact your Councillors. • Maps – Pickering and Durham • City and Region – Committees, Meetings and Schedules • Speaking to Council • General information – Resident Committees, Fact & Figures • Major Issues – Seaton, Federal Lands, Sewer Pipe, Rouge National Park, Property Taxes, urban sprawl, speeding cars, and more. • Pickering vs. Durham – responsibilities • Road Watch & Neighbourhood Watch • Customer Care
  • 4. Pickering 1811 township 1974 town 2000 city
  • 5. Pickering – Facts & Figures  Population: 95,000 Voters: 65,000  Total number of businesses in Pickering: 3,000 + 
  • 6. Ward 3 – Facts & Figures  Voters: 25,500 Homes: 11,600  Duffin Heights adding 1,036 new homes.    18 kilometres (N to S) by 14 kilometres (W to E) 240 square kilometres = 92 square miles
  • 7. Duffin Heights
  • 8. Duffin Heights
  • 9. Specialized Services Specialized Services Application Using Specialized Services www.DurhamRegionTransit.com
  • 10. Durham Region Transit
  • 11. Advisory Committees
  • 12. 2013 Council & Committee Meeting Schedule Start Time 7:00 pm now
  • 13. Pickering Council Regional WARD 3 Peter Rodrigues City David Pickles Mayor Dave Ryan Regional WARD 1 Jennifer O’Connell City Regional Kevin Ashe Bill McLean WARD 2 City Doug Dickerson
  • 14. How to contact your Mayor and Councillors Mayor's Office Tel.: 905.420.4600 Fax: 905.420.6064 TTY: 905.420.1739 Email: mayor@pickering.ca Councillors' Office Tel.: 905.420.4605 Fax: 905.420.6064 TTY: 905.420.1739 Email: council@pickering.ca
  • 15. Speaking to Council (delegations) Every month there is one Council meeting and there are two Standing Committee meetings:   the Planning and Development Committee the Executive Committee Members of the public who wish to speak to a Standing Committee and/or Council are called delegations. In order to appear before Council, delegations are encouraged to have first appeared before a Standing Committee. Delegations can speak for up to ten minutes. Afterwards, councillors may ask questions.
  • 16. Speaking to Council (delegations)     If the matter is a statutory planning matter, no formal registration is required for the Planning & Development Committee. Persons who wish to speak to an item that is on a Standing Committee meeting agenda should register in writing by 12 noon on the day of the meeting. Persons who wish to speak to an item that is on the Council meeting agenda should register in writing by 12 noon on the day of the meeting. Request for delegation status are to be sent to the Committee Coordinator at lroberts@pickering.ca or by fax at 905.420.9685 or by dropping off the request at City Hall.
  • 17. The 8 Municipalities of Durham Durham Region established 1974
  • 18. Durham Council
  • 19. Regional Chair and CEO Roger Anderson Ajax Steve Parish, Shaun Collier, Colleen Jordan Brock Terry Clayton, Debbie Bath Clarington Adrian Foster, Mary Novak, Willie Woo Oshawa John Henry, John Aker, Bob Chapman, Nancy Diamond, Amy England, Tito-Dante Marimpietri, John Neal, Nester Pidwerbecki Pickering Dave Ryan, Bill McLean, Jennifer O'Connell, Peter Rodrigues Scugog Chuck Mercier, Bobbie Drew Uxbridge Gerri Lynn O'Connor, Jack Ballinger Whitby Pat Perkins, Lorne Coe, Joe Drumm, Don Mitchell
  • 20. A J A X P I C K E R I N G B R O C K S C U G O G C L A R I N G T O N U X B R I D G E O S H A W A CHAIR W H I T B Y
  • 21. 3 councillors 109,600 2 councillors 11,350 3 councillors 84,550 8 councillors 149,600 P I C K E R I N G A J A X B R O C K C L A R I N G T O N O S H A W A Durham population 608,100 S C U G O G U X B R I D G E W H I T B Y 4 councillors 88,700 2 councillors 21,650 2 councillors 20,600 4 councillors 122,000
  • 22. Standing Committees Finance & Administration Councillor Mitchell – Chair Councillor Chapman – Vice-Chair Councillor Collier Councillor Diamond Councillor Drew Councillor Foster Councillor O'Connell Planning & Economic Development Councillor O'Connor – Chair Councillor Aker – Vice-Chair Councillor Bath Councillor Drumm Councillor Henry Councillor Novak Councillor Ryan Health & Social Services Councillor Coe – Chair Councillor England – Vice-Chair Councillor Clayton Councillor Neal Councillor Parish Councillor Rodrigues Councillor Woo Works Councillor Pidwerbecki – Chair Councillor Mercier – Vice-Chair Councillor Ballinger Councillor Jordan Councillor Marimpietri Councillor McLean Councillor Perkins
  • 23. M A Y 2 0 1 2 D U R H A M R E G I O N
  • 24. Durham Region – Pickering City • regional roads – 75 kms • city roads • garbage – Miller Waste • fire services • economic development • economic development • health • snow removal • social services • parks • tourism • recreation (facilities and programs) • police • sidewalks • water supply • building permits • sewage treatment • property tax collection • public transit • libraries – are governed separately
  • 25. Issues In Pickering         Federal Land Seaton Development York-Durham Sewer System ROPA 128 (north-east Pickering / Greenwood) Property Taxes Neighbourhood Watch Road Watch Speeding Cars Your Issues – Questions & Answers
  • 26. Federal Land (airport land)
  • 27. Important Meeting Seaton
  • 28. Seaton
  • 29. Seaton Land Owners
  • 30. Brock Road Improvements
  • 31. 407ETR -- new extension
  • 32. ROPA 128 Regional Official Plan Amendment 128
  • 33. Oak Ridges Moraine
  • 34. Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority
  • 35. Rouge National Park
  • 36. York-Durham Sewer System
  • 37. York-Durham Sewer System
  • 38. Property Taxes Durham region tax: Pickering city tax: School tax 54% 27% 19%
  • 39. Who pays the Region’s tax proportionally? The Region expects to collect $533,496,000 in property taxes from all categories including residents and businesses in 2012. According to the 2001 census, Durham has a population of 608,124. Property taxes are assessed at different rates for business, residential, farms and government institutions. Pickering Percentage of residents: 14.6 per cent Percentage of Regional tax paid: 16.7 per cent
  • 40. Neighbourhood Watch A community crime prevention program designed to reduce the threat of crime to neighbours or property. This program encourages all residents to be alert to suspicious persons or vehicles and to get to know neighbours. Lessons in crime prevention are given to participants and Operation Identification is addressed (marking belongings for identification by police). Approximately 183 watches are currently running in the Durham Region with over 50,000 residents educated on security measures on an ongoing basis. The DRPS has a Regional Neighbourhood Watch Coordinator who will assist neighbourhoods to form watches. Call 905-668-9893 or view our section on Safety Tips - Neighbourhood Watch, or you can email the Coordinator directly at neighwatch@drps.ca for more information.
  • 41. Road Watch www.drps.ca ROAD WATCH is a community based program that is utilized in many towns and cities in Ontario. It is aimed at making drivers more aware of their actions. The program is run by volunteers who live in our community, and in conjunction with the Durham Regional Police Service. The ROAD WATCH program is active in Oshawa, Whitby, Clarington, Scugog, Ajax, Pickering and Uxbridge. ROAD WATCH provides residents an opportunity to report dangerous and aggressive driving throughout the Durham Region. If you observe aggressive or dangerous driving, fill out a PDF version of our Citizen’s Report Form and drop it off at one of our ROAD WATCH boxes (listed on the form) or report the incident online using our Online Citizen Report Form . Aggressive driving may include: Excessive speeding, Tailgating, Failure to stop and any act that puts other drivers at a high risk of collision or injury. Record as much information as possible. Even if you are unable to record the licence number, submit the form so police have information on high-risk areas in the community. It is important that the form be signed to safeguard the system from abuse. Your personal information is used for statistical purposes only and is held in the strictest of confidence by us. If a driver is reported more than once, the police will contact that individual regarding the reports. Subsequent offences may result in enforcement action by the police depending on the severity of the incident.
  • 42. Police not Emergency 905 579 1520
  • 43. Pickering Fire Services Fire Alarms responses – 2011 Medical alarms – 2,003 (50%) Motor vehicle Accident alarms – 683 (17%) Alarms (no fire, false alarms, defect triggered, mischief) – 386 (10%) Fire/Smoke – 307 alarms (8%) – Non-Structural fires such as involving burning complaints, grass/bush fires, rubbish and vehicle fires as well as structural fires such as commercial/industrial fires, residential fires, institution fires. Other alarms (9-1-1- unknowns, public assist, assist other agencies) – 299 (8%) Carbon Monoxide alarms – 174 (4%) Hazard alarms (natural gas leaks, power lines, unknown odour) – 112 (3%) Rescue (elevators, ice-water) – 14 (0%) Hazardous Material alarms (spills and leaks) – 6 (0%) Explosions – 0 alarms (0%) Total alarms in 2011 – 3,984
  • 44. Customer Care for almost all matters • general questions • By-laws – parking, business, building permit • to report dead animals on road • garbage dumping at the side of the road • snowploughing • sidewalks • neighbour problems (police matter)
  • 45. Pickering Customer Care Office Hours: 8:30 – 4:30, Monday-Friday 905.683.7575 (24-hour line) 1.877.420.4666 TTY Service: 905.420.1739 Fax: 905.420.4610 Email: customercare@pickering.ca Program Cancellations, Service Disruptions, and Road & Facility Closures: 1.866.278.9993
  • 46. Resources for more information. www.Pickering.ca www.Durham.ca www.YourVoicePickering.ca
  • 47. www.YourVoicePickering.ca