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March 2012 Update


PROPOSED CITY INITIATED AMENDMENT TO ZONING BY-LAW 2020 FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES ABUTTING CREEK BLOCKS IN ALTON.

If you live in Alton and your home abuts a creek block, please join me at a public meeting:

WHEN:           Monday, March 26,
TIME:              6:30pm
WHERE:        Council Chambers, City Hall.

If you wish to appear as a delegate, please contact me for details.  

To read the report, please click here: http://cms.burlington.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=20465

WARD 6 TOWN HALL MEETING

Please join me at Ward 6 Town Hall meeting:

Monday, April 2, 2012
7 p.m. till 9 p.m.
Tansley Woods, 1996 Itabashi Way

Updates on the new Alton Community Campus and Questions and Answers.

BURLINGTON IS CANADA'S SECOND BEST CITY, BEST CITY IN THE GTA

I am pleased to inform you that MoneySense magazine has named Burlington the GTA's top city and the second best city in which to live in Canada. This is great news for the city, as well as for the residents who live, work and play here.  

To read the article, click here: http://www.moneysense.ca/2012/03/20/canadas-best-places-to-live-2012/

PORTABLES AT CHARLES BEAUDOIN SCHOOL

Many parents of children attending Charles Beaudoin have contacted me regarding the possible addition of portables at the school.  I have promised to keep parents informed and can confirm that as of 2pm today, Tuesday, March 20th, 2012, the City has not received an application from the Halton District Board for portables at Charles R. Beaudoin School. 

HOW TO KEEP COYOTES AND OTHER UNWANTED WILDLIFE OUT OF YOUR BACKYARD THIS SPRING

With spring just around the corner, City of Burlington Animal Control is reminding the community that with warmer weather often comes a greater chance of wildlife sightings. In particular, there has been an influx of coyote sightings across the region.

"While some residents may be concerned if a coyote is spotted, these animals are not considered to be a threat to public safety," said Dave Lake, supervisor of animal control.  "Coyotes sometimes get a bad rap due to their curious nature during daylight hours but the reality is that they are actually quite shy and non-confrontational."

Coyotes typically mate from January to March so it's not unusual to see a few coyotes at this time of year, especially near ravines or wooded areas. However, the city together with the Ministry of Natural Resources offers information and resources to concerned landowners to help discourage coyotes (and other unwanted wildlife) from entering their property. Some tips include:

  • Keep areas near buildings free from clutter
  • Cut down tall grass and weeds on the property
  • Repair any openings under buildings where coyotes may den
  • Never feed coyotes or leave food outdoors for any animals or family pets
  • Store garbage in a sealed steel container, preferably one with a wildlife-proof lid and keep it in a secure place until garbage day
If you are approached by a coyote:

  • Make yourself appear larger and make noise by shouting or clapping your hands together
  • Always stay calm and hold your ground
  • Never run

For more preventative tips and information about coyotes please visit www.burlington.ca/animal or the Ministry of Natural Resources website at http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WATER PLAY NORTH BURLINGTON

The Community and Corporate Services Committee approved a report recommending public consultation regarding the possible installation of water play features at the following locations:

Millcroft Park
Orchard Community Park
Central Park

The tentative date for the Millcroft Park public meeting is April 25th, 2012 at Tansley Woods Community Centre. Watch for confirmation here or on my facebook page.


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