Clearview Oakville Community Alliance (COCA), is the residents' association for the Clearview community. Regular meetings are usually held on the first Thursday of the month (except for July and August) - 7:30 p.m. 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.
Upcoming Clearview Oakville Community Alliance (COCA) residents' meetings at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2774 South Sheridan Way:
Thursday, April 5th (7:30 pm) - Town of Oakville Fire Department, Public Education Officer, will make a presentation on home fire safety and fire prevention.
Thursday, May 3rd (7:30 pm) - Chris Mark, Town of Oakville, Director Parks & Open Space
Clearview cleanup day (Earth Day) - Saturday, May 12th
Clearview Community for Positive Climate Change workshop - Saturday, April 7, 2018
9 am - Noon
The DIFENDA Board Room
1375 North Service Road East (behind Schaeffler and facing the new AVIVA building)
To attend contact Richard B. Kitney, Clearview resident
905-829-2788 or 647-992-4400 (cell)
On Thursday, February 8th we hosted Dave Gittings, Ward 3 Regional and Town Councillor, along with representatives from the Town of Oakville and the Oakville Humane Society. There was a very informative presentation on how to successfully co-exist with coyotes in our neighbourhood.
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!
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.
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.
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:
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 planttrees 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,
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Oakville Municipal Elections - Monday, October 22, 2018
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 - follow this link http://elections.oakville.ca
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
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.
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 CONTACT - firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-845-6601
Our Councillors: Nick Hutchins - Ward 3 Town Councillor - email@example.com - 905-849-8259
Dave Gittings - Ward 3 Regional & Town Councillor - firstname.lastname@example.org - 905-844-5513
Mayor: Robert Burton - email@example.com
Bob Brabers - President/Treasurer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Alksnis - VP
Carol Deeth - VP
Louise Hynds - Secretary
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Martin Luther King Jr.
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