Subsidizing Developers in Halton Rejected By Halton Regional Council April 1, 2009

A message from Councillor Tom Adams:

"Dear Residents, I wish to thank the literally hundreds of you that responded to the request for your comments on the proposed Recession Recovery By-Law that would have suspended the collection of the April 1, 2009 indexing portion of development charges at the Region of Halton until Sept.30, 2009. Your individual messages of opposition combined to create over 500 messages that poured in over just 24 hours. Each of you assisted us in turning the tide to stop the Recession Recovery By-Law from proceeding at Halton Regional council today. In my opinion, your hundreds of emails helped create an awareness in the rest of Regional Council that the general public do not support subsidies to the development community. Mayor Rob Burton played a key role today by moving an amendment that deleted the section of the original motion that would otherwise have created the $3.3 million development subsidy. His amendment was supported by every member of Regional Council after a great deal of discussion and debate. I thank him for his leadership in this matter. Once again, thank you for your enormous support. Regards, Tom "

Election of the New NEO-RA Council March 24th, 2009

The North-East Oakville Residents' Association was pleased to hold its first General Annual Meeting and elections on March 24th, 2009.

We would like to thank Oakvillegreen President Liz Benneian for the wonderful informative presentation at the meeting. We also would like to thank town councillors Tom Adams and Max Khan for attending and answering many of our questions.

Many thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and participated on the council during the past year and a big welcome to Don McMartin and Laura Smythe who joined the new NEO-RA council for the first time.

The newly elected NEO-RA council members are: Michael Hawkins (Chairperson), John Paulic (Vice-Chairperson), Addy El-Rayes (Secretary), Joanne Chow (Membership), Gabriella Filler (Communications), Patrick Kinsie, Don McMartin, Niklas Moeller, Michael Parsons and Laura Smythe.

We welcome everyone's participation and we look forward to an exciting year.

Please click below for the minutes of the first annual general meeting:

HDSB Developments

An update on recent correspondence and developments with the HDSB.

The following is a motion from the Halton District School Board meeting minutes from March 4th, 2009 meeting regarding Munn's Public School.

"M09-0063 D Danielli / K. Bateman-Olmstead
Be it resolved that the Halton District School Board accept the tender from STF
Construction in the amount of $3,164,303 as contained in Tender No. T09-10 for
Munn’s Public School in Oakville, Ontario, and
Be it resolved that the Halton District School Board approve a budget of
$3,747,146 for the construction of the addition/renovation and that this project is
financed by Primary Class Size Capital ( $1,640,000) and Proceeds of Disposition
($380,000), as approved by the Ministry. The additional costs of $1,727,146 to
be financed through;
• Good Places to Learn (GPL) $500,000; and/or
• Renewal/Proceeds of Disposition $1,227,146, subject to Ministry approval.

Postridge Park Tree Planting Event

Oakvillegreen has organized a tree planting event on Saturday May 23rd from 10am to 12pm at Postridge Park (Postridge Dr. & North Ridge Trail). Oakvillegreen will be planting 75 trees and shrubs over near the trailhead and playground. Join with your neighbours, friends and Oakvillegreen on the 23rd along with some Home Depot employees and other Ground Breaker volunteers. Shovels and gloves will be provided.

If you would like to be involved in this event please RSVP to so we can forward you the Ground Breakers Planting Guide from Oakvillegreen.

Halton Region councillors hike their salaries.

For more info click on the link below to the article from the Toronto Star:

Skateboard Park Open House on March 11, 2009

The Town of Oakville is hosting a public open house on Wednesday March 11, 2009 with regards to the new skateboard park development at Glenashton Park/Iroquois Ridge Community Centre. For more information and to provide comments to the Town of Oakville please click on the notice below.

Do you think Oakville’s Ward boundaries should change for 2010 elections or after?

For more information regarding Ward changes please click on: