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Update: Protecting the MERTON LANDS from Development

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A tremendous thank you to all 600 plus who wrote to Council, those who attended the Open House information sessions and packed Council on Monday April 14th, 2014.

 

We are grateful to Council who listened to citizens who want to protect the Fourteen Mile Creek Valley Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) and surrounding greenspace.

 

Council are now committed to saving 100% of the Merton Lands from development.  Stay tuned for a further report in June.

 

For local media update:

http://oakvillenews.org/meeting-on-merton-lands-results-in-adoption-of-the-mayors-motion/   and

 

http://www.insidehalton.com/news-story/4467125-people-implore-town-of-oakville-to-save-merton-lands/

REVIEW of PRIVATE TREE PROTECTION BYLAW

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The Town is reviewing the 2008 private tree bylaw. The report and supporting documents are available online at Oakville.ca

http://www.oakville.ca/townhall/nr-14apr01_4.html

 

 

Recommendations presented by staff include:

  • change the current size of trees regulated under the by-law from 20 cm dbh to 15 cm dbh
  • eliminate the notification process in favour of a modified permit process
  • adopt a simplified replacement formula of one replacement tree for every 10 cm of tree diameter removed.

There is an urgent need to address losses to our Urban Forest Canopy!

 

Severe storm events like December’s ice storm and tree mortality due to pests like the Emerald Ash Borer are even greater incentive for citizens to re-examine how we can best protect the canopy and trees that remain, through a strengthening of the Private Tree By-law.

 

Please attend OPEN HOUSE meetings this week, to ask questions and give your comments:

  • Wednesday April 23, 2014 QE Park Community Centre,  Black Box , 2302 Bridge St. 7 to 9 pm
  • Thursday April 24, 2014 Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, Palermo/Bronte Room  7 to 9pm
  • Stakeholder Meeting for Resident Associations – May 14, 2014 7 – 9 pm Town hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road. (ROOM TBD)

If you are unable to attend a public meeting, you can provide your comments by emailing both privatetreebylawreview@oakville.ca   and   membersofcouncil@oakville.ca

HALTON GREEN SCREENS – Tuesday April 22, 2014

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Doors Open 6:30

Screening at 7pm.

Oakville Public Library, Navy Street, 2nd floor.

Come celebrate Earth Day…. and join us to watch “A Sense of Wonder: Rachel Carsons love for the natural world and her fight to defend it”. 

Oakvillegreen is delighted to co-sponsor this film.