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Facilities Update

On Council agenda there is report for the final report on Facilities Services which is part of the  Parks Recreation & Culture (P&RC) Master Plan.  (There is also  summary report on the P&RC Masterplan). As reviewed there has been considerable consultation in different ways with the public.  As indicated we have made small investment to get up-to-date robust assessment of structural condition of the older facilities; I call it “small” in comparison to the value it will give us to determine how to proceed with maintenance choices  and where we spend money to achieve energy savings.

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Parks Update

On Council agenda there is report for the final report on Parks & Forestry Services which is part of the  Parks Recreation & Culture (P&RC) Master Plan.  (There is a summary report on the P&RC Masterplan). As reviewed there has been considerable consultation in different ways with public.  There is tremendous amount of detail both about the current services being offered & maintained, for example 272 acres of active parkland across 4 kinds/sizes of parks each with various amenities 67 km of trails.  And there is identification of future needs due to increased population and changing service desires.  As reviewed quality parks are not achieved without staff; when compared to other municipalities our Staff are outperforming.  The report on Parks and Forestry Services concludes with 13 recommendations to guide work through to 2023.  (Note:  the report is predominantly focussed on Parks; I will be asking about Forestry Services.)  I urge you look at the report and check out the services you are interested in. e.g. soccer fields, play structures etc.

New Townhouses on Tatton Court

At July 8 Council meeting there is a public meeting for an application to build 25 townhouses on Tatton Court (north of King Ridge shopping complex, west of Dufferin). Here is the report.  To my mind the critical issue here is noise attenuation:  both Alpa Lumber and the Metrolinx rail corridor are to the north of this site.  Its evident from the report that the right experts are involved to assess this issue carefully.  As this is a public meeting this is the opportunity for anyone to express concerns and questions to the Council; it is not necessary to register at the Clerk’s desk.

new No Parking area

On July 8 Council agenda there is a report recommending parking restrictions, specifically “no parking” on 3 street segments 2 of the 3 are in Nobleton; and 1 is the 15th Sideroad west of Keele.  The latter has been triggered by complaints as to parking behavior during the busy soccer season on the Villa Nova fields.  Despite the fact that there is a parking lot off the 15th on the north side drivers park on both sides of the 15th creating a serious risk.

draft OP open house and public meeting

Important Dates associated with approving new Official Plan.  More information is here.

 Thursday, June 27 2:30-5:30  Open House at Municipal Centre.  This format allows for question and answers with Planners.

June 27 6pm  Statutory Public meeting at Municipal Centre.  Deputations* to Council can be made without prior registration.

Comments on the draft OP can be provided up until July 31 to [email protected]