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Street Lamps: LED Retrofit

Good to see the Staff report covering the conversion of street lamps across the Township to LED. As reviewed the program represents opportunity to annual cost savings in hydro costs; plus, an ongoing operating/maintenance program which will enable better responsiveness to address issues.  As reviewed the project is based on a contract with Amaresco who has executed comparable program with other municipalities.

I do have a couple questions and comments.

  • Essentially the “base” plan is to replace/upgrade whatever exists today in terms of lighting. i.e. As indicated there are roads with less lighting than what is desired; this program does not address this.
  • What is the decision process for adding light fixtures? Not everyone has common desire for amount of lighting.
  • Confirm that all lights are “dark sky.”
  • Finally, I do want to go and look at current lighting fixtures on a couple Ward 5 streets to understand choices being made re: specific forecast.

Widening Hwy 400: deputation for noise bylaw exemption

At May 8th Council there will be a deputation regarding an application by Ministry of Transportation (MTO) for a noise by-law exemption related to the widening of hwy 400 from 19th SDRD to 16th SDRD.  As indicated earlier the designs for this project are now available for public review; feedback needs to be submitted by May 12th.  Here is notice about the project.

King City GO Train Survey: Updated Web Link

Updated GO Train Survey

To access GO train survey regarding changes to train station in King City here is the link.

As I said in an earlier post, this survey is important given the magnitude of changes to come.  I have heard from readers that links provided earlier did not function.

Do You Have Feedback for YRT?

Thursday 3/23 York Region Transit (YRT) and VIVA are hosting their annual public information session at the Township Office from 4-8PM. This is your opportunity to provide feedback to YRT/VIVA on either current service or on what you would like to see in the future.  One service I am going to be asking about is the “dial-a-ride” pilot in Georgina. Conceptually this strikes me as one of the practical ways that we could begin to have transit service in the rural areas.  Here is the formal notice about the meeting.

 

 

 

Finally finishing Collard, Scott & Winter

There is recommendation for awarding the tender for the top coat for Collard Drive, Scott and Winter. With the subsequent execution of the project this lengthy road reconstruction will be completed. Residents have been extremely patient.