Welcome to Our Neighbourhood

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OUR HISTORY
Our Association came into being in 2006, when we came together as a group to oppose a developer's proposal to build a 4-storey, 150-unit upscale rental apartment for affluent seniors at what was known as the Fantasy Fruit Market lands.

The fight was a long one. The original developer sold the land to a residential developer who initially proposed townhouses, then 3-storey homes. Our position had always been to develop the land under the bylaw. We continued to oppose the higher density proposal and won a decision at Oakville's Town Council. The developer appealed the decision to the OMB.

In 2008, the Town of Oakville and the developer reached an agreement to build a lesser number of single detached homes. It was not the perfect outcome, but we successfully prevented the original apartment building and in turn managed to maintain in some part, the rural ambiance of our neighbourhood.

Today, we continue to monitor issues at the Town and Regional level that can impact our community.

ASSOCIATION BOUNDARIES
We’re located in Oakville's Ward Two. The current boundaries of our association are Lake Ontario to the South, Third Line to the West, Rebecca Street to the North and Fourth Line to the East.

AT COUNCIL

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COUNCILLOR CATHY DUDDECK
Regional and Town Councillor

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COUNCILLOR RAY CHISHOLM
Newly elected Town Councillor

Late Breaking News …

Private Tree By-Law - October 2016

The private tree by-law that has been under review for over two years will be coming to Council in the near future. A staff report containing background and suggested changes will be considered at the Community Services Committee on October 11 and subsequently, the report will be presented to Council. If this issue is of concern to you, it is important you advise your Councillor of your sentiments.

Read the Staff Report

Read Submissions from local Residents Associations

Traditional Style Furniture for Streetscape

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Following extended consultation with residents and the general public, Town staff presented a report to Council on October 3 indicating the most popular choice of streetscape items such as benches, streetlights, bollards and bike racks is the traditional category of items.

Staff will now assemble samples individual furniture pieces. Decisions on specific pieces will be part of the next round of public consultation happening later this fall with a preferred suite of traditional furniture pieces going to Council for approval in early 2017.
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OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW - ONGOING THROUGHOUT 2016


Our Official Plan, known as Livable Oakville, is up for review. Growth plans for places like Downtown Oakville, Bronte Village and Kerr Village will be revisited and regulations in place for stable neighbourhoods like ours will undergo scrutiny to ensure they still work for our communities. The escalating trend toward infill and the pressures it places on established neighbourhoods will be under the microscope.

Don’t miss this opportunity! Take time to read and understand what’s in place currently and learn what might be in place for the future. Our zoning by-laws are intended to protect our stable neighbourhoods, yet more and more builders are seeking variances to the by-laws in order to allow additional height, lot coverage and floor area, while decreasing important metrics such as side setbacks, front setbacks and rear yard setbacks.

Visit the Official Plan review pages within the Oakville.ca web site. Sign up for e-mail alerts. And, if you have a question about the Committee of Adjustment, our zoning by-laws for our Official Plan, please contact us.


COYOTE UPDATE - January 21, 2016

Last night, a packed house at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School heard about coyote behaviour and what we all need to do to ensure a peaceful coexistence with wildlife in our community.

“Coyotes are part of our natural environment and they are here to stay. We all share responsibility for preventing and managing human-wildlife conflicts. Having the facts helps alleviate some of the fear and helps us to work together to create a safe environment for people and wildlife,” said Cindy Toth, director of Environmental Policy for the Town of Oakville.
According to last night’s presenters, which included representatives from the town, Oakville & Milton Humane Society (OMHS), Halton Regional Police Services (HRPS) and the Toronto Wildlife Centre, coyotes are not considered to be a significant risk to people. However, they are wild animals, and feeding coyotes, tolerating them on our property, and allowing pets to roam freely contribute to coyotes losing their inhibitions and fear of people.

Usually wary of humans, many coyotes are currently more visible in some residential areas as they are sick with mange. Coyotes with mange may frequent residential areas to seek easy food and warmth. Mange is not a threat to humans or pets and does not directly lead to increased aggression.

All of the speakers agreed that if embraced by the entire community, these tips can help alleviate conflicts and discourage coyotes from approaching people and private property

READ THE FULL LIST OF TIPS HERE


Commencing in the Fall of 2015, Halton Region
will be constructing a wastewater trunk main along Lakeshore Rd. from the Oakville SouthWest Wastewater Treatment Plant on Lakeshore Road West, to the Sixteen Mile Creek Bridge at Rebecca Street. During construction, lane restrictions, road closures and general disruption will occur along the route.

The pipe will be installed utilizing Microtunneling technology along the following alignment;
- Lakeshore Road from the Oakville SW Wastewater Treatment Plant to Dorval Drive
- Dorval Drive from Lakeshore Road to Rebecca Street
- Rebecca Street from Dorval Drive to Forsythe Street.

Microtunneling is a trenchless construction method used to install pipelines beneath highways, railroads, runways, harbours, rivers, and environmentally sensitive areas. The operation requires jacking and reception shafts at multiple locations which are used to install the pipe underground. The attached letter is being delivered to all residents along the route and you are encouraged to review it, as it outlines that disturbances such as noise, vibration and interruptions to some services may occur.

If you have questions or require additional information please contact:
Mark Bajor, C.E.T.
Project Manager
Engineering & Construction Services
Public Works Department
1151 Bronte Road
Oakville, ON L6M 3L1
Tel: 905-825-6000 ext. 7617
Cell: 905-334-8134
Fax: 905-825-0267
Toll Free: 1-866-442-5866
E-mail: mark.bajor@halton.ca