Clearview Community Notices
Clearview Community Breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn
A Special Treat for Clearview Residents! Beginning on March 1st, every Saturday and Sunday (plus holiday weekend Mondays), we are welcome to a full breakfast for $10.00 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2774 South Sheridan Way. Children up to 12 years eat for free!
Oakville 2019 Speed Limit and Traffic Calming
The Town of Oakville is preparing an update to the current traffic calming process including a review of the current posted speed limits on town roads and the new legislation about the potential use of Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) or photo radars in Ontario. Let the Town know what you think. Complete the speed limit and traffic calming questionnaireby February 18, 2019 to provide your input.
Oakville's Decision on Cannabis Stores
Oakville Town Council voted to opt out of recreational cannabis retail locations in Oakville.
Cannabis Survey of Clearview Residents
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
Provincial Review of Municipal Governments
COCA is in touch with the Mayor’s office and our Councillors about the review, which includes Oakville/Halton. https://www.ontario.ca/page/regional-government-review
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
Oakville Election Results!
The Municipal election took place on October 22, 2018. Thanks to everyone who participated.
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.
The next municipal election will be in four years in 2022.
Bob Brabers - President/Treasurer
Susan Alksnis - VP
Carol Deeth - VP
Tracy Chu - Treasurer
Louise Hynds - Secretary
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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: