Clearview Oakville Community Alliance (COCA), is the residents association for the Clearview community. Regular meetings are usually held at 7:30 pm on the first Thursday of the month (except for July and August). However; adjustments to the week are made occasionally. Any changes to the meeting schedule will be noted here. All residents are invited to attend and to bring forward community concerns or issues. Come out to meet your neighbours and learn about your community. You can always email us at clearviewcoca@gmail.com.

 

Next COCA (Clearview Oakville Community Alliance) residents meeting - Hilton Garden Inn, 2774 South Sheridan Way - Tuesday, June 19thRefreshments at 7:00 pm with Mayor Burton and Councillors Dave Gittings and Nick Hutchins, followed at 7:30 pm by the COCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) which includes remarks from the Mayor and Councillors.  Remember to bring $10 for (optional) COCA membership.

 

Volunteer with COCA If you are interested in volunteering to join the COCA Board to assist with various community matters, or helping with Clearview’s Annual Clean-Up & BBQ in 2019, please contact us.

 

Receive email updates from our Councillors. Just email them and ask to be added to their mailing list  david.gittings@oakville.ca

and nick.hutchins@oakville.ca

 

Provincial Election  -  Thursday, June 7th

 

Oakville Municipal Elections - Monday, October 22nd 

Nomination period - May 1, 2018 to July 27, 2018 (2 p.m). to file

How to register and qualifications required for Mayor and Councillor positions - go to http://elections.oakville.ca

 

Tree Planting in Clearview Park June 9th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm You can still register for Oakvillegreen’s upcoming tree planting event in Clearview Park (behind James W. Hill School). Family-friendly and all are welcome! Student volunteer hours available.

 

Throughout June, including this Monday, June 4th, there will be fun physical activities in Jonathan Park every Monday evening 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  This is part of the Town’s new initiative Meet, Move & Play! June 4: Zumba, June 11: Mobile Playzone, June 18: soccer; June 25: Summer Kick-off celebration!

 

School’s out soon so be sure your kids know how to keep safe. Click on the following links to see Halton Police tips on Streetproofing Your Kids and Personal Safety

 

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.

 

The CLEARVIEW CLEANUP  (Earth Day) on Saturday, May 12th was a great success. Thank you to all who came out to enjoy time with friends and neighbours. There was a free barbecue, great prizes and an opportunity to meet Mayor Rob Burton, Councillor Dave Gittings, Councillor Nick Hutchins, the Oakville firefighters and local businesses who supported our event.

 

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 areas 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

 

 

 

Recent News Items

 

 

 
Hello and Happy February from Oakvillegreen!

The Oakville Backyard Tree Planting Program is gearing up for a busy spring! Our arborists are ready to help Oakville residents plant
trees in their backyards at a subsidized cost!
 
Sign up for the LEAF Oakville  Subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program today and get the right tree planted in the right place in your backyard! Residents receive a site consultation in their yard with a certified arborist, a 5 to 8 foot tall native deciduous tree
(or 2 to 4 foot tall evergreen), delivery, planting service and tree care information all for the subsidized price of $150 to $220!


A Do-It-Yourself option is also available, which includes a virtual yard consultation, the delivery of trees and shrubs to your door, short instructional videos and tree planting & care information.

Sign up at  www.yourleaf.org to have your tree planted this spring - this program is first-come, first-served! For more information,

call 1-888-453-6504 or email  info@oakvillegreen.org.


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SE Oakville Community Centre

Approval has been granted for our SE Oakville community centre design and construction plans to proceed.  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

 

 

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. 

 

 

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

 

 

Our Councillors:  Nick Hutchins - Ward 3 Town Councillor - nick.hutchins@oakville.ca - 905-849-8259

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

 

Mayor:  Robert Burton - mayor@oakville.ca

                                                                 

COCA Board

Bob Brabers - President/Treasurer - rbrabers@sympatico.ca

Susan Alksnis - VP

Carol Deeth - VP

Louise Hynds - Secretary

Tracy Chu

Maura Morrison

Bob Pleau

                                                                 

                                                                           

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

Martin Luther King Jr.                           

 

 

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