Town requests feedback re Streetscape Project

Information from the Town of Oakville follows:

As you know, after extensive public consultation, Council approved a traditional theme for the downtown streetscape design this past October. Now we need your help choosing the actual pieces, as well a few other things, as part of the Lakeshore Road Reconstruction and Streetscape Project.

Between now and December 23, please check out our photo library online and tell us what you think about…

  • Traditional streetscape furniture pieces
  • Lighting (LED bulbs) for the streetlight poles (3000K or 4000K)
  • Railing for the Lakeshore Road Bridge over Sixteen Mile Creek
  • Flexible/curbless streets

See samples in Downtown Oakville
Before you go online, you can check out samples of the bench, bike ring, and bollard on display in Towne Square. In addition, the LED fixtures (3000K and 4000K) are installed in the streetlight poles along Lakeshore Road between Navy Street and Thomas Street so you can see the difference. The south side has 3000K fixtures, the north side 4000k. 

Please forward this message to your members and if you have any questions, feel to contact me or Adam Kiley (905-845-6601, ext.3357 adam.kiley@oakville.ca) and we will do our best to help you out.

Gisèle Shaw, APR
Manager, Corporate Communications
Strategy Policy & Communications
Town of Oakville | 905-845-6601, ext.3166 | f: 905-338-4259 | www.oakville.ca

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Oakville Arena Revitalization Project

If you have time on Monday, September 19th in the evening and would consider coming to Council to show your support of this initiative it would be greatly appreciated !!  If you are wanting to speak (you can speak however long you want but even if you just come forward to say you fully support the recommendation and the report and look forward to seeing the additional investment at Oakville Arena/Trafalgar Park).  You will need to let the Clerk know that you want to appear and you can notify her at vtytaneck@oakville.ca or by calling 905 845-6601 and requesting the Clerk’s office.

Report information is here.

West Harbour Resident’s Annual BBQ Reminder!

IT’S A WRAP!

ANNUAL NEIGHBOURHOOD BBQ

Come, wrap up the summer and meet your

 new and old neighbours !!

When:  Monday, September 5, 2016 (Labour Day)

Where: Brock Street Park

 (south of Burnet, 2 blocks west of Kerr)

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 tables (if you can) something to sit on, a dish for the communal table (apps, salad or dessert), drinks, tablecloths, games for the kids, etc.

For more information and to RSVP, call

Or email Lesley 844-0787 or Carole 337-0565

lesley.henshaw@sympatico.ca

carolegilbert@sympatico.ca

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO WORK ON THE KIDS ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE. LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP!

WHRA Annual Picnic / BBQ

IT’S A WRAP!

ANNUAL NEIGHBOURHOOD BBQ

Come, wrap up the summer and meet your

 new and old neighbours !!

When:  Monday, September 5, 2016 (Labour Day)

Where: Brock Street Park

 (south of Burnet, 2 blocks west of Kerr)

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 tables (if you can) something to sit on, a dish for the communal table (apps, salad or dessert), drinks, tablecloths, games for the kids, etc.

For more information and to RSVP, call

Or email Lesley 844-0787 or Carole 337-0565

lesley.henshaw@sympatico.ca

carolegilbert@sympatico.ca

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS TO WORK ON THE KIDS ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE. LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP!

IF YOU KNOW OF ANY NEW NEIGHBOURS CAN YOU PLEASE MAKE SURE THEY SEE THIS.

Muskoka in West Harbour

One of the many wonderful things about the West Harbour area is our abundance of urban amenities, with Kerr Village, Downtown Oakville, and Lakeshore Road all a few steps from our front doors.  Yet right on the West Harbour door step, Waterworks Park and Tannery Park offer secluded, quiet areas to indulge in a bit of Muskoka tranquility, without the annoying drive through Cottage country traffic.

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More public consultation on Downtown furnishings coming this fall

The City of Oakville will provide further opportunities for community input this Fall, in response to questions and concerns raised by the tentative direction of street furniture and lighting designs.

Official City announcement here:

http://www.oakville.ca/townhall/nr-16jul26.html

Project information can be found here:

http://www.oakville.ca/residents/lakeshore-reconstruction-streetscape-navy-allan.html

 

 

 

Town begins 2016 ash tree treatment program Look for green ribbons on treated trees

Oakville, June 7, 2016 – for immediate release

The town continues to take action against the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Beginning this week, municipal ash trees on streets and in parks which continue to qualify for treatment are being injected with the bio insecticide TreeAzin® to protect them against the insect’s damaging effects. Select treated trees will be adorned with a green ribbon.

“Maintaining a healthy urban forest is vital to Oakville’s livability and sustainability,” said Mayor Rob Burton. “Using best forest management practices, the town is assuring a healthy, thriving tree canopy for today and years to come.”

TreeAzin is a natural and safe bio-insecticide derived from the seeds of the neem tree, and provides up to two years of protection against EAB before it must be reapplied. This is the fourth treatment for many of the trees in this year’s program.

“According to the most up-to-date research results, the EAB infestation has reached extreme levels in Oakville and is now at its peak. All ash trees are under stress from the insect, but by continuing to treat the trees within the treatment program our goal is to have these beautiful trees lining our streets after the EAB population has died out,” said Jalil Hashemi, acting manager, Forestry.

 

The town’s EAB monitoring program suggests the EAB population will start to decline as all of the town’s ash trees will either be protected or will have died, leaving the insect with no food source. EAB larvae kill ash trees by eating the soft tissue under the tree’s bark, preventing nutrients from reaching the canopy. TreeAzin inhibits the feeding and growth of the larvae.

 

The town also wants to remind residents they can take action to mitigate the impact of EAB. Forestry staff say watering your treated municipal ash tree helps the tree uptake the insecticide more readily, providing added protection. In addition, residents are encouraged to remove any dead ash trees on their own property and help contribute to the town’s tree canopy by replacing with a new native tree.

 

Municipal street and park ash trees that did not qualify for treatment are being removed for public safety and replaced with trees of different species. Select trees marked for removal will be identified by a red ribbon.

 

For more information, visit oakville.ca and search Trees and Woodlands.

 

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Media contact:

Jill MacInnes
Communications Advisor
Strategy, Policy and Communications
905-845-6601, ext. 3096
jill.macinnes@oakville.ca

 

Economic Outlook Breakfast with Mayor Rob Burton

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30 to 9:30 AM
 
Join Mayor Burton and business leaders from across town for Oakville’s latest economic update.
  • Economic Development Update
  • Lively Q&A Session with the Mayor
  • Hot Buffet Breakfast

Don’t miss out on the year’s most important business breakfast. 

 

Presented and Hosted by 
Oakville Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Holiday Inn Oakville Centre
590 Argus Road

Tickets: Chamber Members – $25.00; Non-Members $30.00