Introduction to Clearview

 

Clearview is one of three neighbourhoods in Southeast Oakville (Ward 3).  The community is ideally situated with easy access to the Clarkson Go Station, QEW, 403, 407 and downtown Oakville (bordered by the QEW, Winston Churchill Blvd., Royal Windsor Drive and Ford Drive). 

 

There  are approximately 2200 low and medium density homes.  We have many parks and open greenspace areas such as Clearview Park, Wynten Way Park and Kingsford Gardens which are connected by the Avonhead Ridge Trail.  Clearview Woods is located across the street from Kingsway Park. 

 

We are fortunate to have two fine elementary schools, JK - grade 8, located in the heart of Clearview.  James W. Hill Public School and St. Luke Catholic School are both on Kingsway Drive. The secondary schools are Oakville Trafalgar and St. Thomas Aquinas. 

 

 

Community News and Activity

 

Foodbank collections are happening in Clearview until Thursday, December 20th!

 

Donations to the Oakville Food Bank can be dropped off at two convenient locations until Thursday, December 20th:

 

* Sweat Shop Union Strength and Weight Loss Studio, 2857 Sherwood Heights Drive Unit 9

* YOUR HEALTH WELLNESS CENTRE, 1158 Winston Churchill Blvd, Oakville, ON L6J 0A3

 

Please check the Oakville Food Bank website at www.oakvillefoodbank.com for items that are in short supply. You may also contact Nancy Bromberg at the Oakville Food Bank to verify that the donations are being collected (905-847-3988).

 

Thank you to Joe DaCosta and his family for organizing this year's Clearview food bank collection and to the all the Clearview families participating.

 

Your generosity will be helping more than 360 families who rely on THE FOOD BANK every month!

 

Cannabis Store Public Consultation 

December 17 - January 14

 

As you are aware, the new PC Provincial government has decided to privatize the sale of cannabis in Ontario. Municipal governments will be given an opportunity to opt out of having any private cannabis storefronts within their boundaries.

Here are key dates for the Town of Oakville’s consideration of opting out.

 

December 17, 2018, provincial report will be presented to Town Council on how the privatization of cannabis stores will be implemented. Report will be available on the Town of Oakville web site on Friday Dec 14th. The Province is currently stating the Town has until Jan 22 to opt out though there is a provision to opt back in later on.

 

Council welcomes resident feedback and delegations to council can be booked through the Town Clerk until January 14, 2019. Residents who are interested in learning more of the delegation, please contact COCA board member – Tracy Chu at Xinyong_chu@hotmail.com

 

January 22, 2019, decisions will be made by Oakville Council to opt in or opt out of cannabis stores in Oakville. This could affect your neighborhood!

   

Town infomation on cannabis: https://www.oakville.ca/residents/cannabis-information.html 

 

Helpful links to information on the legalization of Cannabis:

§ Government Bill (House of Commons of Canada) Bill C-45

§ Province of Ontario legislation - Bill 174, Cannabis, Smoke-Free Ontario and Road Safety Statute Law Amendment Act, 2017

§ Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) - Guide to Cannabis Legalization for Municipalities

§ Halton Region Update on Cannabis Legislation

§ Halton Regional Police Service - Cannabis

§ Halton Regional Police Service - Frequently Asked Questions

 

Election Results!

 

The Municipal election took place on October 22, 2018.  Thanks to everyone who participated.

 

Congratulations to:

  • Mayor Rob Burton who was re-elected
  • Janet Haslett-Theall, our new Ward 3 Town Councillor
  • Dave Gittings who was acclaimed as our Regional Councillor
  • Tanya Rocha who was elected as the new Wards 3 and 6 Trustee for Halton District School Board
  • The new team of Halton Catholic District School Board Trustees for Oakville: Peter DeRosaNancy Guzzo and Helena Karabela (re-elected), all of whom can be contacted for Clearview issues and questions since they represent HCDSB families Town-wide, rather than by wards.

 

New representatives will begin their terms on December 3, 2018.   Until then, contact the current representatives, whom the COCA Board thanks for their service: Nick Hutchins as our Ward 3 Town Councillor, Clearview resident Anne Harvey Hope as Ward 3’s Halton District School Board Trustee, and HCDSB Trustees completing their terms this Fall: Paul Mari, Anthony Danko, and Anthony Quinn.

 

COCA representatives look forward to continuing to advocate for Clearview at the Town, Region, and School Board levels.  The COCA Board has met with all of our incoming Ward 3 representatives, and will be inviting them to meet Clearview residents at upcoming COCA meetings.

 

The COCA Board was pleased to help Clearview residents learn about the candidates by inviting the HDSB Trustee candidates to a COCA meeting, helping to organize the Ward 3 All Candidates meeting, and circulating videos of the debates to the COCA email list. 

 

For full results of the Halton and Oakville elections, including the numbers and percentages of votes for each candidate see elections.oakville.ca https://elections.oakville.ca/2018results

 

The next municipal election will be in four years in 2022.  

 

Best regards,

 

COCA Board

Bob Brabers - President/Treasurer 

Susan Alksnis - VP

Carol Deeth - VP

Tracy Chu - Treasurer

Louise Hynds - Secretary

Brenda Apel

Steve Dickie

Abid Khan

Steven Laurie

Maura Morrison

Bob Pleau

 

 

Community Safety Information

 

**Suspicious Activity - report to Police if you experience something similar
This Saturday Sept 15th at around 10:00 pm, we got a strong knock at the door, we opened to find a guy holding a big case of beer and claiming that we ordered...he kept trying to look into our home...the guy was weird..Something similar happened to our neighbor, someone delivering Pizza , when again he didn't order Pizza.
 

See a crime in progress? Anonymous tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers. "See Something? Hear Something? Know Something?” Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through their website

 

Have a Security Camera? Consider joining Security Camera Resource and Mapping (S.C.R.A.M.) This community-based crime prevention opportunity and investigative resource enlists the help of Halton residents. It enables community members to voluntarily identify their residential video surveillance location through a simple, secure, confidential, online form located on the Halton Regional Police Service website.

 

Be sure your kids know how to be safe.  See Halton Police tips on Streetproofing Your Kids and Personal Safety.

 

 

Oakville Coyote Program

 

Check out our coyote reporting form, that is now compatible with mobile devices and also allows users to upload pictures and video and post to social media. Help keep your community coyote aware!

 

Coyotes are found in urban environments throughout North America

Though there is a rise in awareness that coyotes are around, there is still a great deal of misunderstanding among residents about coyote behaviour and their role in our urban ecology. Coyotes help keep rodent populations in check. They usually steer clear of residential areas and humans, and prefer to make their homes in large parks and woodlands. However, they will occasionally seek food or shelter in residential neighbourhoods if the opportunity arises.

 

While seeing a coyote in Oakville is not necessarily cause for alarm, it can be concerning when coyotes come a bit too close for comfort. The town’s coyote hazing video explains what to do if you encounter a coyote on your property, and shows you how to haze or scare them away.

If embraced by the entire community, repeated hazing ensures coyotes maintain their fear of humans and know our homes are off limits.

 

Reducing coyote conflicts

Feeding coyotes, running from them and allowing pets to roam off-leash have contributed to coyotes losing their inhibitions towards people. There are a number of things we can all do to help reduce human-coyote conflicts:

  • Discourage coyotes from entering your property by removing brush piles or clearing areas of debris that may be perceived as a resting place or den.
  • Don't feed coyotes. Ensure garbage, bird feed and pet food is inaccessible.
  • Do not leave food waste in town garbage cans.
  • Keep pets attended and on leash. The town's by-laws require pets to be on leash except in designated areas (off-leash parks). Supervise animals when they are in the yard. Cats should not be permitted to roam freely.
  • Do not turn your back on, or run from a coyote. Stand tall, wave your arms and make lots of noise.

Coyote sightings and map

Mange is circulating in some coyote populations in Oakville which has led to these animals frequenting residential neighbourhoods to seek warmth and find easy food such as birdseed and garbage. Mange is not a threat to humans or pets and does not directly lead to increased aggression. To learn more please see our Coyote Fact Sheet (pdf).

 

Through the coyote reporting form, the town is working with the Oakville Humane Society to assist them in locating and treating infected coyotes. Please report coyote sightings and activity through this system. If there is an immediate risk to safety call 911 as the reporting system is not designed to respond to these types of calls.

 

Visit the coyote sightings map to learn where coyotes have been observed. This mapping reflects reported sightings and is not meant to indicate the number of coyotes present or a complete profile of where coyotes are present in Oakville. It provides the town and residents with useful information on understanding where the possibility of encountering a coyote may be more prevalent.

 

Capture and relocation of coyotes to more than one kilometre away is not permitted under the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act. Research shows wildlife relocated from urban areas usually return or become a problem elsewhere. In addition, when coyotes are hunted or lethally destroyed, they compensate by producing larger litters and expanding their range. Only in rare cases where an individual coyote is demonstrating unusual / aggressive behaviour or severe trauma or illness do animal control agencies capture coyotes.

 

If a coyote poses an immediate threat to safety, call 911.

Contact the Oakville Humane Society at 905-845-1551 if you encounter a coyote you believe to be sick or injured.

In addition, the town offers a number of other resources and links on coyote awareness and co-existence:

Living with coyotes fact sheet (pdf)
Coyote tips (pdf)
Project Coyote (pdf)

 

Oakville Updates and Information

 

SE Oakville Community Centre

Approval has been granted for our SE Oakville community centre design and construction is proceeding.  The expected opening date is September 2020. 

 

Updates from Barry Cole, Director of Oakville Transit

Beginning on December 31, 2017 the Clearview area will be receiving improved access to Oakville Transit services.  Oakville Transit’s Route 4 (Speers/Cornwall) will be shortened in the west end to allow time for it to be rerouted at the east end via Ford, Sheridan Garden Drive, and Winston Churchill.  This will provide all day, everyday service to the south Clearview area.  Route 4 provides direct access to the Clarkson GO, Oakville GO, and Bronte GO while also connecting to Route 12 which will continue to serve the north area 

of Clearview.

 

In addition, the last two scheduled evening trips on Routes 12 and 11 are being discontinued and replaced with Oakville Transit’s new Home to Hub service providing transportation from your residence to the nearest transit hub where you can connect with regular service.  Later in January this Home to Hub service will also be made available on weekends. 

 

Please visit the Oakville Transit website for complete details, maps and schedules.

http://www.oakvilletransit.ca/tsu-17nov28.html

 

 

 

FOR ANY TOWN ISSUES YOU MAY CONTACT -  serviceoakville@oakville.ca or call 905-845-6601

 

Our Councillors:  Janet Haslett-Theal - Ward 3 Town Councillor - janet.haslett-theal@oakville.ca

                            Dave Gittings - Ward 3 Regional & Town Councillor - david.gittings@oakville.ca - 905-844-5513 

 

Mayor:  Robert Burton - mayor@oakville.ca

                                                                 

                                                                           

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter"

Martin Luther King Jr.                           

 

 

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