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Your voice presentation v35

  1. 1. Empowering You © 2010-2012 – Regional Councillor Peter Rodrigues
  2. 2. Your Regional Councillor Peter Rodrigues Regional Councillor, Ward 3 905.420.4605 ext. 4608 email & website City’s website Peter’s website Peter’s email
  3. 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. 4. 1811 township 1974 town 2000 city Pickering
  5. 5. Pickering Council WARD 3 WARD 1 WARD 2 Mayor Dave Ryan Peter Rodrigues David Pickles Jennifer O’Connell Kevin Ashe Bill McLean Doug Dickerson Regional Regional Regional City City City
  6. 6. How to contact your Mayor and Councillors Mayor's Office Tel.: 905.420.4600 Fax: 905.420.6064 TTY: 905.420.1739 Email: Councillors' Office Tel.: 905.420.4605 Fax: 905.420.6064 TTY: 905.420.1739 Email:
  7. 7. Pickering – Facts & Figures  Population: 95,000  Voters: 65,000  Total number of businesses in Pickering: 3,000 +
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. Duffin Heights
  10. 10. Duffin Heights
  11. 11. Specialized Services Specialized Services Application Using Specialized Services
  12. 12. Durham Region Transit
  13. 13. Advisory Committees
  14. 14. 2013 Council & Committee Meeting Schedule Start Time 7:00 pm now
  15. 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. 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 or by fax at 905.420.9685 or by dropping off the request at City Hall.
  17. 17. The 8 Municipalities of Durham Durham Region established 1974
  18. 18. Durham Council
  19. 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. 20. 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 P I C K E R I N G S C U G O G U X B R I D G E W H I T B Y CHAIR
  21. 21. 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 P I C K E R I N G S C U G O G U X B R I D G E W H I T B Y 3 councillors 2 councillors 3 councillors 8 councillors 4 councillors 2 councillors 84,550 11,350 149,600 109,600 88,700 21,650 20,600 122,000 2 councillors 4 councillors 608,100 Durham population
  22. 22. Standing Committees Finance & Administration Councillor Mitchell – Chair Councillor Chapman – Vice-Chair Councillor Collier Councillor Diamond Councillor Drew Councillor Foster Councillor O'Connell Health & Social Services Councillor Coe – Chair Councillor England – Vice-Chair Councillor Clayton Councillor Neal Councillor Parish Councillor Rodrigues Councillor Woo Planning & Economic Development Councillor O'Connor – Chair Councillor Aker – Vice-Chair Councillor Bath Councillor Drumm Councillor Henry Councillor Novak Councillor Ryan Works Councillor Pidwerbecki – Chair Councillor Mercier – Vice-Chair Councillor Ballinger Councillor Jordan Councillor Marimpietri Councillor McLean Councillor Perkins
  23. 23. M A Y 2 0 1 2 D U R H A M R E G I O N
  24. 24. Durham Region – Pickering City • city roads • fire services • economic development • snow removal • parks • recreation (facilities and programs) • sidewalks • building permits • property tax collection • libraries – are governed separately • regional roads – 75 kms • garbage – Miller Waste • economic development • health • social services • tourism • police • water supply • sewage treatment • public transit
  25. 25. 407ETR -- new extension
  26. 26. 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
  27. 27. Federal Land (airport land)
  28. 28. Seaton
  29. 29. Important Meeting Seaton
  30. 30. Seaton Land Owners
  31. 31. Rouge National Park
  32. 32. York-Durham Sewer System
  33. 33. York-Durham Sewer System
  34. 34. ROPA 128 Regional Official Plan Amendment 128
  35. 35. Property Taxes Durham region tax: 54% Pickering city tax: 27% School tax 19%
  36. 36. 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
  37. 37. 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 for more information.
  38. 38. Road Watch 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.
  39. 39. Police not Emergency 905 579 1520
  40. 40. Pickering Fire Services 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%) Fire Alarms responses – 2011 Total alarms in 2011 – 3,984
  41. 41. 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)
  42. 42. 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: Program Cancellations, Service Disruptions, and Road & Facility Closures: 1.866.278.9993
  43. 43. Resources for more information.
  44. 44. Contact
  45. 45. © 2010-2012 – Regional Councillor Peter Rodrigues