Clearview Community Notices

 

Last year COCA was a founding member of We Love Oakville, a grassroots organization composed of residents’ associations in Oakville who collaborated to stop the possible amalgamation of the four municipalities in Halton, including our town, into a single city.

 

After wrapping up the STOP AMALGAMATION campaign and making a donation of $2,500 to the United Way, we have come together again to support our community during the COVID-19 emergency and beyond.

 

We all recognize that the COVID-19 public health emergency is also an economic crisis. Despite government support and other efforts being made, our local charities and community groups report staggering increases in requests for help. It is a crisis that will continue well beyond the lifting of the current emergency restrictions. This has become the reality that has touched so many of our neighbours including those who have lost their jobs or been laid off in hard hit economic sectors such as hospitality and travel; seniors living in isolation; families and individuals who now have to rely on food banks; students without summer jobs; and single
parents, abused women and children, and others dependent upon social services that have had to close their doors.

 

After considering various ways in which We Love Oakville can contribute to our community (including supplying PPE to frontline workers), we are pleased to collaborate with the Oakville Community Foundation.

 

The Foundation is a registered charity which was established 25 years ago to build community in our town by facilitating philanthropy from families, businesses, and residents. To support our local community during this challenging time and beyond, the Foundation recently established the Oakville Resiliency Fund to provide grants to Oakville charities that are delivering frontline services. The Foundation is working closely with local governments and charities to identify the greatest needs.

 

If you are considering donating, we recommend the We Love Oakville Fund. All donations will be pooled with the Oakville Resiliency Fund. 100% of your gift will go to frontline charities, and charitable receipts will be issued for all donations of $20.00 and more.

 

Thank you for supporting our community during this time of need.

 

 

 

2020 BBQ / Clean Up Day postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic - 

 in line with Oakville Community Centre for Peace, Ecolgy and Human Rights (OCCPEHR) action.

 

Thank you to our supporters and sponsors!

 

Kloet-Apel - Your Clearview Realtors RE/MAX Realty Enterprises

Hilton Garden Inn/Oakville

 

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2019 Clearview Clean Up & Barbecue

Thank you to all who helped make it a success!

 

Great participation, great weather, and community spirit all contributed to last year’s successful day. Over 250 residents were out to clean up litter in our neighborhood, enjoy a free barbecue, participate in yoga, and socialize. A special thank you to our sponsors and supporters who helped make the day possible! 

 

 

 

The Kloet family organized this event for many years and the Kloet/Apel RE/MAX Realty Team promotes COCA news to everyone in Clearview through their MarketWatch newsletter.

 

 

COCA gratefully recognizes the Hilton Garden Inn as our longstanding community partner, generously hosting COCA monthly meetings and special events.  The Inn offers a weekend brunch special just for Clearview families. Get the details by calling 905-829-1145.

 

2019 Clean Up & Barbecue Sponsors:

 

Platinum

 

Gold

 

Silver 

        

CRH Canada Group Inc.

CWT Travelscope*

Regional Councillor Dave Gittings

Storage City*

Town Councillor Janet Haslett-Theall

 

 

Bronze

   

Andrew Heideman Desjardins Insurance Agency*

FCT

Lifetree Healing & Teaching Centre

Asiya Khan Law Chamber*

 

*Sponsor has a Clearview resident connection

 

 

Hot off the press! Get your Clearview, Oakville and Mayor newsletter here! 

 

Click here to read COCA's monthly emails to the community

 

Keep up with Covid 19 and other information in the Ward 3 Councillors Newsletter linked here.

 

 

 

  Click below to sign up for the Mayor's Email News Letters

 

  https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/kctbQhD

 

  https://www.oakville.ca/mayor/mayor-enewsletter-archive.html

 

 

 

The Hilton Garden Inn has updated their weekend happy hour menu and invites Clearview residents to check out the great offers available after 4pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. See the menu at this link

 

 

 

Did you know you can recycle plastic plant pots and trays? Pots and pans? Plastic bags! Revised recycling tools….https://www.halton.ca/For-Residents/Recycling-Waste<< New image with text >>

 

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. Your cameras can be registered here.

 

 

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.  https://haltoncrimestoppers.ca

 

Oakville's Decision on Cannabis Stores

 

Oakville Town Council voted to opt out of recreational cannabis retail locations in Oakville.

 

COCA submitted a letter urging the Town to opt out, based on the results of our survey of Clearview residents. We

received 887 responses from our 2,270 residences.  868 (97.9%) supported opting out. 17 (1.9%) supported opting in.

2 (0.2%) had no preference. For more information see: COCA cannabis survey 

 

Free Windrow Removal From End of Driveways for Seniors 65+ and People with Physical Disabilities or Medical Conditions

 

Did you know that that piled up snow is called a “windrow”?  The town's windrow clearing program helps seniors 65+ and people with physical disabilities or medical conditions that are unable to clear the windrow on their own. More information at https://www.oakville.ca/residents/windrow-program.html

 

SE Oakville Community Centre

 

Our SE Oakville community centre construction is proceeding. The expected opening date is September 2020. 

 

 

Oakville Transit Update

 

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

 

 

Community Safety Information

 

         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.

 

 

Clearview Environment

 

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

 

 

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