AGM wrap up

Thank you to all those who attended our Annual General Meeting on Monday, November 6th.  Special thanks to the Oakville Planning Department for their presentation on the Maintaining Residential Character Report, to Hart Jansson for updating us on Developments in the neighbourhood, and to Bill Ardell for being the evenings MC.

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Annual General Meeting and Pub Night

WEST HARBOUR RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND PUB NIGHT

 New program this year:  Carly Dodds, Planner with the Town of Oakville, will make a presentation on developing and maintaining “Residential Character”followed by Q & A

If you have specific questions that you would like to add to the agenda, let us know

Monday, Nov 6th, 2017 

At O’Finn’s Irish Temper Pub

136 Church Street, Oakville (corner of Navy Street) 

Doors open 6:30 p.m. Social until 7:30 p.m.

 Cash bar

Light Refreshments (Hors d’oeuvres) provided

Come, meet your neighbours and find out what is happening in your community!

7:30 – 7:45   Annual General Meeting and voting for the slate of officers

7:45 – 8:00   Update on current issues in the neighbourhood

8:00 – 8:45    Representative from the Town of Oakville Planning department

8:45 on: Social and informal discussion. The Councillors and the Mayor must attend a Council meeting that night so are unable to attend but they will do their best to come later for the informal part of the evening. Prior to the meeting we will obtain from them an update on the issues affecting the neighbourhood over the last year and we will share the information at the meeting.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

RSVP or for info: lesley.henshaw@sympatico.ca/905-844-0787 

WHRA ANNUAL NEIGHBOURHOOD BBQ

NEW VENUE!!

This year we are trying a new scene. Stephen and Jenn from 56 Kerr Street have very kindly offered their backyard for the annual neighborhood BBQ.

 

So, come, wrap up the summer and meet your new and old neighbours !!

 

When:  Sunday, September 10, 2017

 

Where: 56 Kerr St, backyard

Time:  5:00 p.m.

 

AGAIN THIS YEAR:

 

The WHRA Executive Committee will provide hotdogs, sausages and hamburgers.  (Please RSVP; we will need numbers.) Bring a dish for the communal table (apps, salad or dessert), drinks…  There will be some tables, but if you can bring one or chairs, that would be great, if not, it will be more of a stand up party…There will be a scavenger hunt for the kids..

 

For more information and to RSVP, call

Or email Lesley 844-0787 or Carole 337-0565

lesley.henshaw@sympatico.ca

carolegilbert@sympatico.ca

 

 

Update to Lakeshore Road Bridge Closure

The Lakeshore Road Bridge between the West Harbour Area and Downtown Oakville will now be closed on January 30th.  It is anticipated to reopen in December of 2017.  The alternate route is over the bridge at Rebecca St.

For more information, please visit the City of Oakville website :

http://www.oakville.ca/residents/lakeshore-bridge-rehabilitation-sixteen-mile-creek.html

Pedestrian Crossovers

Courtesy of the City of Oakville:

Pedestrian Crossovers

A pedestrian crossover is a new type of crossing where drivers and cyclist are required to stop for pedestrians intending to cross the road. Drivers and cyclists must allow the pedestrian to cross the full width of the road before proceeding.

Pedestrian crossovers are marked by signs and pavement markings. In some cases, but not always, they may also have pedestrian-activated flashing lights.

It is the responsibility of both drivers, cyclists and pedestrians to understand and follow the rules of the road.

Drivers:

  • Be prepared to stop for pedestrians
  • Stop behind the yield line
  • Make eye contact so pedestrian sees you
  • Wait until pedestrian completely crosses road before proceeding

Cyclists:

  • When riding with traffic, follow rules for drivers
  • When crossing, follow rules for pedestrians; dismount and walk your bike

Pedestrians:

  • Indicate intention to cross
  • Wait for traffic to stop
  • Make eye contact to ensure driver sees you

Pedestrian Crossover Classification

Level D

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level d.

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs

Level C

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level C

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs
  • Flashing lights

Level B

Image of Pedestrian Crossover level b.

  • Lines that mark the crossing area
  • Clear place for motorists and cyclists to stop
  • Roadside signs
  • Flashing lights
  • Overhead signs

Navy Street two way conversion and Lakeshore Roadwork while Bridge is closed.

Navy Street two-way conversion

In advance of the bridge work. Navy Street will be permanently converted to two-way traffic in the fall of 2016.

For more information please visit the Downtown Oakville two-way traffic conversion project page.

Lakeshore Road Reconstruction – Navy Street to Forsyth Street

Lakeshore Road will also be reconstructed from Navy Street to Forsyth Street while the roadway is closed. The reconstruction work will include streetscape enhancements as identified in the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape design project.

For more information please visit the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape project page.

How to get involved — public open house

The Town of Oakville held a public information centre on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

Review a copy of the material presented at the public meeting:

For more information please contact:

Adam Kiley, P. Eng.
Project Leader – Capital Projects
Engineering and Construction
905-845-6601, ext. 3357
adam.kiley@oakville.ca

Lakeshore Bridge Closure January 2017

Lakeshore Road Bridge Reconstruction over Sixteen Mile Creek

Bridge closure coming January 2017

The Lakeshore Road Bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek is scheduled to be reconstructed starting in early 2017 and completed in late fall 2017. As a result, the roadway will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project. A detour route around the bridge will be provided via Kerr Street, Rebecca Street and Navy Street.

Railing at the Lakeshore Road Bridge

The town will be using the materials selected as part of the Lakeshore Road Streetscape Project.

Update

The project is currently in the process of being awarded to the contractor. The construction is scheduled to begin in early 2017.

The scope of work includes:

  • Removal and replacement of the existing concrete deck and steel girders
  • Repairs to the existing piers and replacement of the bridge abutments
  • Two travel lanes, a center turn lane and bikes lanes
  • A wider pedestrian sidewalk with a barrier wall between the sidewalk and vehicular traffic
  • New pedestrians railings
  • Pedestrian lookouts will be incorporated into the bridge
  • LED Street lighting on the bridge

Council approved the construction methodology and schedule of the bridge rehabilitation in the spring of 2016. Review a copy of the staff report to Council.

For more information please contact:

Adam Kiley, P. Eng.
Project Leader – Capital Projects
Engineering and Construction
905-845-6601, ext. 3357
adam.kiley@oakville.ca