Town’s Fall Newsletter

Last week you will have received in the mail the Town’s fall newsletter, a glossy magazine entitled “Let’s Talk Oakville”. There’s lots of good information to read. We were pleased that Councillor’s Adams and Khan arranged for our residents’ association to be introduced in this newsletter (see it on page 27).

The mid-block trail crossings (page 26) is an item of interest:
- Fifteen are coming in the spring of 2009
- Five are coming to our Ward 6, and maybe a sixth
- The purpose is to facilitate pedestrian crossings with minimal traffic interruption
- Sample picture is illustrated
- North Ridge Trail crossing may or may not be useful in addressing crossing needs for school children attending St. Marguerite d’Youville CS and Joshua Creek PS; we will need to learn more

The update on school planning for Coronation Drive (page 28) is not complete. Our understanding is:
- Arbitration on the price of the one part of the school lot is currently in progress between HCDSB and the one developer
- The other part of the school lot has not been released by the HCDSB and the HCDSB has indicated that it intends to purchase it but this has yet to occur; the developer who owns this part has an application with the Town to rezone and subdivide this part for housing; HCDSB opposed this application; NEORA opposed this application; next step with Town is statutory public meeting which has not yet been scheduled; this developer has filed an appeal with the OMB
- To get a school on the site, the HCDSB needs to acquire the property, approve a school and arrange for funding
- Things are more complex than the article suggests; nothing has changed relative to our other posting:

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