North Oakville Today newspaper.
195 Gatwick Drive Oakville, ON - Oakville
Original issue was reported on October 1, 2010 with another request for an update on June 14, 2011 with no further progress.
The request is to change the intersection of Gatwick Dr. and Windfield Dr. to a four-way stop.
As many people from the town offices have told me, Oakpark was designed so that stop signs would be alternating throughout the subdivision. On the corner of Windfield and Gatwick the stop sign for drivers and pedestrians is on Windfield Dr. This poses a huge problem for drivers and pedestians alike, since the visablitiy is poor around the corner of Gatwick because of the curve of the street. The visiblity is especially bad when looking down Gatwick from the north side of the street. Since Gatwick does not have stop signs, many drivers come through at high speeds and no one can see them until they are at the intersection. The city plan is for Gatwick to eventually go through to Trafalgar. When this happens, the volume of traffic will also increase.
Windfield is the street that becomes Caldwell at Glenashton. This is the street that Posts' Corners School is located on. Many families go through the Windfield/Gatwick intersection to get to and from school everyday. This is also the street that leads directly to the Post Village Inn long term care facility. Many people walk through this corner to go there daily also.
There was a bad car accident on this corner last May. The woman t-boned at the intersection has been cc'd, and can also tell you, she did not see the other driver coming. After this incident and seeing many other close calls, I think it is time to do something about this.
Again in April 2011 another accidient resulting in (2) Senior Citizens to be hit while driving northbound on Windfield Drive
I am requesting for the corner of Gatwick Dr. and Windfield Dr. to become a 4-way stop. As you can see, I have support from neighbours who agree.
2300 Parkhaven Blvd Oakville, ON - Oakville
I received the "Let's Talk Oakville", and read the column on "The GTAA Noise Abatement Program". I can't say that I notice the air traffic. However, I do notice the loud speaker of the local Ice Cream truck.
I live in Oakpark, and the Ice Cream truck drives up and down the streets, playing the same jingle over and over, at a volume which can be heard blocks, and blocks away.
The truck loiters around 6 days a week, just around dinner time, for a couple of hours each night (2-3). The only time the music stops, is when it parks at Millbank Park for a bit.
I am sure every kid disagrees with me, but it is the most annoying noise when you are trying to have a nice dinner with the windows open.
Is their a by-law against this infernal racket?
Sound sampling (not from our area): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2uOzy3cyG8
Reynolds & Sumner Nw Corner Oakville, ON - Oakville
Canada Post went to a new mail delivery system in Oakville on March 1st 2012.
Each Letter Carrier now operates out of a vehicle and relay boxes are no longer required.
Canada Post removed the relay boxes but in some locations left behing the concrete bases that the boxes sat upon.
These bases are not poured concrete they are actualy patio stones and could have been easily removed while attached to the boxes but who ever removed the relay boxes instead detatched the boxes from the bases and left the bases behind.
The photo attached is of the concrete base at the NW Corner of Sumner & Reynolds there is also one at the SE Corner of MacDonald & Reynolds.
2169 6 Line Oakville, ON L6H 3N7, Canada - Oakville
The Mac's Milk/Pizzaville lot located at 2169 Sixth line is constantly overrun by teenagers who just hang around in the parking lot smoking drugs, fighting, playing loud music and trafficking. The lot needs police presence after hours as cars pull in to the M&M side of the lot to hide in the darkness and under the ravine trees awaiting "customers" (The lot desperately needs more lighting).
This isn't new to the police nor to the councillors of the area but it seems it has been forgotten once again as there is rarely any police presence on weeknights or weekends.
Let's try to clean this area up?
321 Cornwall Road Oakville, ON - Oakville
Vehicles heading east on Cornwall Road are not supposed to make left turns into the shopping centre at the top of Reynolds.
However several do every hour.
There is a no left turn sign but it is too smal.
Can it be replaced with one at least twice the size?
Some road markings would also help.
Reynolds & Macdonald Se Corner Oakville, ON - Oakville
In April 2012 Canada Post removed the Letter Carrier relay box that had been at this corner but left behind the concrete base it had been attatched to.
This is not poured concrete but is essentialy a patio stone and could easily have been removed at the same time as the relay box while still attatched to the relay box.
This particular base has rusty bolts and some sharp pieces of rusty metal protruding from the top.
245 Overton Place Oakville, ON - Oakville
I just discovered my "About my Property" site has hidden information that I was not aware of. Today I discovered that MPAC have once again inserted incorrect data ie that I abut a golf course which I had previously arranged to have corrected ie that I abut a green space.
I live next door north of Ann Mulvale whose property is listed as abutting a golf courses which is of course incorrect .
Properties abutting a golf course have their assessments increased by 15% while properties abutting a green space get a 5% increase. MPAC consistently list properties backing onto 16 mile creek as abutting a golf course which allows then to uplift assessments by 15% instead of 5%" . I have discovered they have changed my correction so that I am once again listed as abutting a golf course so I once again get an incorrect 15% increase on my assessment.