Note: The next Clearview Oakville Community Alliance (C.O.C.A.) residents' meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1st (7:30 p.m.).  This meeting will be held at a temporary location, Clearview Church (Youth Room) on Sheridan Gardens at Ford Drive.  At the November meeting the Halton Police will attend to give updates on recent SE Oakville break-ins.

 

Clearview Oakville Community Alliance (COCA), is the residents' association for the Clearview community.  Regular meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of the month (except for July and August) - 7:30 p.m. -  at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 2774 South Sheridan Way.  Any changes to the meeting schedule will be noted here.  All residents are invited to attend and to bring forward any community concerns or issues.  We hope to see you there.  Come out to meet your neighbours and learn about your community.

 

Recent News Items:

 

LEAF's Subsidized Backyard Tree Planting Program 

The Oakvillegreen Conservation Association is partnering with LEAF, a non-profit organization committed to enhancing urban forests, to offer a subsidized backyard tree planting program to Oakville residents. This pilot project has been made possible with a seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

 

The subsidized backyard tree planting program helps you get the right tree in the right place in your backyard. The service includes a site consultation in your yard with an arborist, a five to eight foot tall tree (or two to four feet tall for evergreen trees) and full planting service.  The subsidized price per tree is approximately $150 to $220. There is also a Do-It-Yourself version of the program that offers a virtual yard consultation and delivery of trees and shrubs to your door.  Property owners do the planting themselves with the help of short instructional videos and print material. Properties must be located within the Town of Oakville and must meet LEAF's space and access requirements. For more information visit www.yourleaf.org .

 

SE Oakville Community Centre 

Approval has been granted for the SE Oakville community centre design and construction plans to proceed.  The expected opening date is September 2020.  Demolition of the old hospital is underway.

 

Rabies in the Raccoon and Skunk Population

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) is distributing oral rabies vaccine bait in eastern and southern Ontario, including Oakville, in an effort to prevent the disease from spreading through the raccoon and skunk populations. The program will begin mid-July and continue until the end of October. There have been no confirmed cases of rabies in Oakville this year.

The khaki-green coloured, loonie-sized bait being distributed by hand in parks and woodlands around Oakville is made of wax-fat with an attractant flavour (vanilla-sugar).

A plastic package containing the liquid rabies vaccine is embedded in the centre. When an animal such as a raccoon or skunk bites into the bait, it punctures an inner plastic container and releases the vaccine, which gets absorbed into its mouth. A label with the MNRF’s toll-free telephone number (1-888-574-6656) and “Do not eat” are located on the exterior of the bait package. A small camera is sometimes set up near the bait to track the effectiveness of the program. If found, the bait should not be touched, but left for raccoons and skunks to consume.

Though the bait is not harmful to pets or people, dogs may experience an upset stomach or allergic reaction from the vaccines. No cases of this have been reported to the ministry so far. The MNRF suggests pet owners contact their veterinarian as a precaution if ingestion is suspected.

The town will deliver communications support to provide awareness to residents:

  • Details will be posted on oakville.ca on the wildlife page and the public notice section
  • Complete information is being provided to ServiceOakville and outdoor staff
  • Information and links to the MNRF through social media and the town’s electronic newsletter

Residents can find more information at Ontario.ca/rabies or by contacting MNRF’s rabies information line at 1-888-574-6656.

If you have any questions, please contact Donna Doyle in Environmental Policy at ext. 3898

 

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 - dgittings@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

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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