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Council Meeting of May 2, 2016


>>GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.
WELCOME TO THIS MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF OAKVILLE.
I INVITE EVERYONE TO RISE AND JOIN COUNCIL IN “O CANADA.”
O CANADA, OUR HOME AND NATIVE LAND. TRUE PATRIOT LOVE IN ALL THY SONS COMMAND.
WITH GLOWING HEARTS, WE SEE THEE RISE. THE TRUE NORTH STRONG AND FREE.
FROM FAR AND WIDE, O CANADA, WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE.
GOD KEEP OUR LAND, GLORIOUS AND FREE. O CANADA, WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE.
O CANADA, WE STAND ON GUARD FOR THEE.>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, EVERYONE.
PLEASE BE SEATED. MADAME CLERK, WE HAVE REGRETS FROM COUNCILLOR
LAPWORTH. ARE THERE ANY DECLARATIONS OF PECUNIARY INTEREST,
COUNCIL? I SEE NONE.
OH, COUNCILLOR KNOLL.>>YES, I DO HAVE A DECLARATION OF PECUNIARY
INTEREST ON THE EVIDENCE COMMITTEE. I DON’T HAVE THE NUMBER IN FRONT OF ME.
>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU.>>ITEM NUMBER 6 RELATES TO THE FUNDING OF
THE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA. I’M A CORPORATE MEMBER OF THE BIA.
AS SUCH, I APPRECIATE IF THE CURSORY PORTION OF THAT RESOLUTION COULD BE VOTED ON SEPARATELY,
BECAUSE I HAVE A PECUNIARY INTEREST.>>MAYOR BURTON: THAT IS GOING TO BE DONE.
WE DO THAT ON REQUEST. ANYTHING ELSE?
ALL RIGHT. COUNCIL, YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU THE MINUTES OF
THE PREVIOUS COUNCIL MEETINGS OF APRIL 4TH AND 18TH.
CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES OF THE COUNCIL APRIL 18TH.
ARE YOU SATISFIED WITH THE MINUTES? COUNCILLOR DUDDECK MOVES CONFIRMATION OF THE
MINUTES. COUNCILLOR O’MEARA SECONDS.
THANK YOU. ALL IN FAVOUR?
MINUTES F CONFIRMED.>>WE HAVE NO PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS LISTED.
BUT WE HAVE DELEGATIONS CONCERNING MATTERS IN THE STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS.
I BELIEVE THEY MIGHT ALL BE THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT ITEM 4 ON TRAFFIC
CALMING, BUT MAYBE IT’S SPEED LIMIT AND TRAFFIC CALMING.
THREE? RIGHT.
SO THREE AND FOUR. MADAME CLERK, WOULD YOU CALL THE FIRST LISTED
DELEGATION.>>LISTED DELEGATION IS SCOTT RALPH HERE TO
SPEAK TO ITEM 4 ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING.
>>MAYOR BURTON: MR. RALPH. WELCOME.
COME RIGHT ON UP TO THE PODIUM AND COUNCIL LOOKS FORWARD TO YOUR INFORMATION.
I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE HAD A CHANCE TO SHARE IT WITH PRACTICALLY EVERY MEMBER
OF COUNCIL AT THE COMMITTEE, BUT WE’RE HERE TO HEAR YOU AGAIN.
>>THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. I JUST WINGED IT LAST TIME.
I DON’T REMEMBER WHAT I SAID LAST TIME. BUT I LIVE ON RIDGE DRIVE AS DOES MY NEIGHBOUR
COLLETT. SO WE HAVE HAD A NUMBER OF CALMING MEASURES
APPLIED TO OUR STREET. THIS INCLUDES THE LINE DOWN THE CENTRE OF
THE, LINE DOWN THE SIDES, AS WELL AS THE FLASHING RADAR.
I THINK NO ONE IS IN DISPUTE HOW EFFECTIVE THESE ARE.
THEY HAVE A LIMITED EFFECT FOR A SHORT TIME. AND IT SEEMS THAT WE’RE VERY MUCH WAITING
FOR MORE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR THE STREET. THE RACING ON IT IS OBSCENE.
I HAVE CERTAINLY HAD PEOPLE PASS ME AT 90 KILOMETRES AN HOUR GOING DOWN OUR ROAD.
AND THERE IS A SCHOOL AT THE END OF OUR STREET. I BELIEVE THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO CIRCUMVENT
A COUPLE OF STOP SIGNS ON THEIR GOING DOWN SIXTH LINE TO LEYLAND AS AN EXAMPLE.
BUT IT BECOMES A RACING ZONE. SO CONTINUED THAT WILL THERE’S AN EXPENSE,
ET CETERA, WITH PHYSICAL MEASURES, PHYSICAL MEASURES BEING WIDELY VIEWED AS THE REALLY
ONLY EFFECTIVE MEANS. WHETHER IT BE A SPEED BUMP OR WHAT HAVE YOU.
I THINK IT WAS COUNCILLOR HUTCHINS WHO HAD THE GOOD IDEA IF PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO POST
SOMETHING IN THE AREA. ALMOST EVERYONE IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD.
I CAN’T THINK OF A PERSON WHO WOULD NOT WANT IT.
IF WE WERE ALLOWED TO SELF FUND IT, WE WOULD DO THAT TODAY.
AND SO I THINK WE JUST WOULD LIKE SOME OTHER MORE EFFECTIVE MEANS.
WHEN WE HEAR THINGS ABOUT CITIES, POTENTIAL LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE, THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT
SEEMS RATHER NEBULOUS. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR NUMBERS ABOUT WHAT THE
LIABILITY IS WITH RESPECT TO LITIGATION BY DAMAGE OF CARS.
I DON’T REALLY THINK IT’S THAT BIG A DEAL. ALSO OCCASIONAL HEAR ANOTHER ARGUMENT E MS
IS SLOWED DOWN. IT SEEMS LIKE A TEXT BOOKCASE OF PUBLIC HELP
OF REDUCING THE PROBLEM AT THE SOURCE HAS TO BE THE RIGHT SOLUTION.
IF IT REALLY IS A BIG PROBLEM WITH THE EMS, MAYBE THEY CAN BRING NUMBERS TO THAT EFFECT
AND QUANTIFY IT. THAT WOULD BE MY VIEW ANYWAY.
SO I GUESS IN CLOSING I HATE TO REITERATE. SOMETHING REITERATE.
SOMETHING MORE EFFECTIVE ON OUR ROAD. WE ARE NOT ADVERSE TO PAYING FOR IT OURSELVES.
WE DON’T WANT RACING DOWN OUR STREET AT AN INCREDIBLE RATE.
>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR INFORMATION WITH US.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUICK FOLLOW UP QUESTION?>>CERTAINLY.
>>MAYOR BURTON: WHEN YOU REFER TO RACING, ARE YOU TRYING TO BY USING THE WORD RACING,
ARE YOU JUST TRYING TO STRESS THAT THEY’RE GOING TOO FAST OR ARE THEY ACTUALLY RACING?
>>UM, SO THEY WILL PULL OUT IF I IF I HAVE THE AUDACITY TO SLOW DOWN TO TURN INTO MY
DRIVEWAY, THEY WILL SCREAM PASSED ME GOING PASSED THE CENTRE LINE AND AT INCREDIBLE RATES.
>>MAYOR BURTON: YOU MEAN TO STRESS THEY ARE GOING TOO FAST.
>>ONE OCCASION A MONTH AGO, I HAD SOMEONE THAT DIDN’T LIKE THE FACT I CAME TO THE FULL
STOP AT THE TOP OF KENT. THEY WENT CAREENING AROUND ME AND PROCEEDED
TO OUTPACE ME AS I WENT DOWN THE ROAD TO KENT. HE THEN ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH THAT INTERSECTION
BECAUSE HE’S NOT A VERY GOOD DRIVER. BUT THAT’S THE KIND OF I DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE
GETTING INTO MENTALITY I MUST GET TO THE G.O. TRAIN KNOLL MATTER WHAT.
BUT IT’S REMARKABLE.>>MAYOR BURTON: IT IS.
>>I KNOW ONE OTHER ASPECT WOULD BE ENFORCEMENT. WE HAVE WELCOMED THAT, AS WELL.
THERE HAVE BEEN I THINK A COUPLE OF YEARS BACK THERE WAS A DUI ON OUR ROAD.
WE SAID, LOOK, WE DON’T WORK IN OUR HOUSE AND YOU’RE WELCOME TO PARK HERE ANY TIME.
BECAUSE THERE WAS SOME NOTION OF WHERE CAN WE PARK TO TRY TO ENFORCE?
I THINK ENFORCEMENT WOULD BE LOVELY TOO. I REALIZE THAT THAT’S ACTUALLY A REGIONAL
THING AND NOT A MUNICIPAL THING. BUT I WOULD WELCOME THAT.
>>MAYOR BURTON: AS IT HAPPENS, WE’RE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEM.
WE MAY BE ABLE TO ARRANGE SOMETHING FOR YOU. COUNCILLOR GRANT HAS A QUESTION FOR YOU, AS
WELL.>>OK.
>>NOT A QUESTION. BUT TO FOLLOW UP.
CERTAINLY WE CAN HAVE THE POLICE AS WE HAVE IN THE PAST GO ALONG RIDGE ROAD.
AND I THINK WE COMMUNICATED THROUGH EMAIL ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE RADAR TRAFFIC DISPLAYS
DID SEEM TO FROM WHAT I HEARD FROM EVERYBODY SLOW DOWN TRAFFIC.
ONE OF THE OTHER CONCERNS THAT I HAVE, NOW, I’M NOT SURE HOW FAR INVOLVED YOU WERE WITH
THE COLLEGE PARK TRANSPORTATION STUDY PROCESS. IT WAS A TWO YEAR PLAN THAT WE GOT EVERYBODY
WITHIN COLLEGE PARK TO TALK ABOUT ISSUES ON THEIR STREET, INCLUDING RIDGE ROAD.
>>I THINK I MEANT TO DO THAT.>>OK.
WELL, THE THING THE CONCERN WITH THAT, AND THE REASON WHY WE STARTED IT, IF YOU SOLVE
A PROBLEM IN ONE SPOT, IT MOVES SOMEWHERE ELSE.
>>FOR SURE.>>SO THE CONCERN WE HAVE WITH IDEAS THAT
ARE KIND OF THROWN OUT LIKE SAY SOMEBODY PAYING FOR TRAFFIC CALMING IN THEIR ONE STREET.
YOU’RE THEN MOVING IT UP OR DOWN. TO YOUR BENEFIT, GREAT.
BUT THEN YOUR NEIGHBOURS IN THE WHOLE AREA HAVE TO PAY FOR WHAT HAPPENS TO THE FACT THAT
YOU HAVE A BETTER TRANSPORTATION, YOU HAVE LESS SPEEDING, AND THEY HAVE MORE SPEEDING.
SO THE TRANSPORTATION STUDY, THE IDEA BEHIND THAT WAS TO TRY AND SOLVE ALL THE PROBLEMS
AT ONCE. NOW, I DON’T SEE LYNN ROGERS IN THE ROOM.
BUT CERTAINLY IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT ME THROUGH EMAIL.
>>SURE.>>WE TALKED ALREADY.
I CAN GET YOU IN TOUCH WITH LYNN ROGERS. WE CAN TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE STUFF WE HAVE
BEEN DOING WITH THE COLLEGE PARK TRANSPORTATION STUDY.
IT’S A LIVING DOCUMENT. WE WANT TO SOLVE IT.
I HAVE ALREADY MENTIONED WE’RE TRYING TO STOP THE PROBLEMS FROM KENT TO RIDGE.
AND CERTAINLY RATHER THAN DOING JUST ONE OF THESE THINGS WHERE, YEAH, I SOLVED YOUR PROBLEM
BUT THEN I HAVE TO GO DOWN THE STREET AND SOLVE YOUR NEIGHBOUR’S PROBLEMS.
I THINK WOULD BE BETTER IF WE AGAIN HOLISTICALLY LOOK AT THE ENTIRE AREA FOR SURE.
>>I HAVE ENOUGH ON MY PLATE, I DON’T WANT TO DO CITY PLANNING, AS WELL.
ALL I WAS TRYING TO EMPHASIZE I WOULD LIKE TO LOWER ANY SORT OF IMPEDIMENTS FOR EFFECTIVE
ACTION. IF THAT MEANS CUTTING A CHEQUE, YOU HAVE MY
FULL ATTENTION.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
PLEASE DO CONTACT ME.>>CERTAINLY.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>MAYOR BURTON: MR. RALPH, I JUST WANTED
TO, THERE WERE TWO OTHER THINGS YOU SAID THAT MAYBE I WOULD LIKE TO HELP, TRY TO HELP WITH.
FOR THE BENEFIT OF ANY PUBLIC WATCHING. IF YOU WERE TOLD BY ANYONE THAT THERE WAS
SOME RISK ABOUT LIABILITY OR DAMAGE TO CARS FROM TRAFFIC CALMING SUCH AS SPEED BUMPS,
I THINK THE THING THAT NEED TO BE PUT OUT IS WE HAVE SPEED BUMPS ALL OVER TOWN.
AND WE DIDN’T OBJECT TO DOING THAT ON THOSE GROUNDS.
I WOULD DISMISS THOSE I MEAN, IF I WERE IN YOUR PLACE, I WOULD BE DISMISSING THOSE ARGUMENTS.
THE TOWN HASN’T USED THOSE ARGUMENTS, I MEAN, WE IGNORED THOSE WHEN WE PUT THE SPEED BUMPS
WE HAVE IN.>>I DON’T REMEMBER THE SOURCE OF THAT.
I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS LIKE IT MAY NOT HAVE EVEN BEEN OFFICIAL.
MY MEMORY IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST.>>MAYOR BURTON: ALL OVER TOWN WE HAVE FOR
GENERATIONS WRESTLED WITH THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOST OF US WHO ARE LAW ABIDING AND WANT A
PEACEFUL PLACE TO LIVE. AND THOSE OF US WHO THINK THAT THOSE RULES
DON’T APPLY TO THEM. IF I CAN PUT IT THAT WAY.
AND WE’LL CONTINUE TO FIGHT THAT GOOD FIGHT. AND WE’LL WORK WITH YOU.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BRINGING THAT UP.>>THANKS VERY MUCH.
COUNCILLOR O’MEARA.>>ONE MORE QUESTION HERE.
SORRY, SIR. I JUST HAVE A QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU, IF YOU
DON’T MIND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
I THINK WE’RE ALL IN AGREEMENT HERE WE WANT TO REDUCE SPEED IS AND USE TRAFFIC CALMING
MEASURES. WHAT WE’RE DOING TONIGHT IS TRY AND AGREE
ON A PROCESS HOW TO DO THAT. I WONDER IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO READ THE RECOMMENDATIONS
ON THE SPEED LIMIT REVIEW AND TRAFFIC CALMING PROCESS.
WHETHER YOU THINK WHAT IS BEFORE YOU IS GOING TO WORK ON YOUR STREET?
>>I READ THE RECOMMENDATIONS. FROM WHAT I RECALL THAT WAS A PROCESS OF JUST
REVIEW, LOOKING FOR CANDIDATES. I DON’T KNOW IT SPECIFIED ADDITIONAL ACTION
FOR PHYSICAL REMEDIATION, WAS IS THERE?>>ONE QUESTION ARE YOU CLOSE TO A SCHOOL
OR A COMMUNITY CENTRE WHICH WOULD BE ONE OF THE IDENTIFIED LOCATIONS?
>>YES. I THINK WE HAVE BEEN QUITE ACTIVE.
WE HAVE HAD THE PASSSIVE METHODOLOGIES APPLIED.>>OK.
WHAT I’M TRYING TO GET AT IS WE’RE GOING TO VOTE ON THIS TONIGHT.
I WANT TO MAKE SURE IT’S GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. AND FROM WHAT I JUST HEARD, THERE’S ALREADY
A LOWER SPEED LIMIT BY A SCHOOL. SO YOU MIGHT BE OUTSIDE THE WARRANTS TO GET
ANY TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES. IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER YOU PAY FOR THEM
OR NOT. I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF YOU FEEL WHAT
WE’RE ABOUT TO VOTE ON TONIGHT IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOUR STREET OR DO WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE
TO SEE DONE?>>I WOULD RATHER SEE MORE OF AN EMPHASIS.
ON PHYSICAL METHODOLOGIES. BUT I UNDERSTAND THAT IT’S A DIFFICULT PROBLEM
TO ADDRESS.>>THANK YOU, YOUR WORSHIP.
>>COUNCILLOR, COUNCILLOR O’MEARA.>>THE NEXT DELEGATION IS MANDEEP ARI ALSO
SPEAKING TO ITEM HAD ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETING.
>>MAYOR BURTON: MR. ARI. I DON’T SEE HIM.
ONE MORE TIME, MR. ARI. I DON’T THINK HE’S HERE.
CALL THE NEXT DELEGATION.>>JAMES ARMSTRONG IS ALSO HERE TO SPEAK TO
ITEM 3 AND 4.>>MAYOR BURTON: I SEE MR. ARMSTRONG.
COUNCIL LOOKS FORWARD TO YOUR INFORMATION.>>I JUST ARRIVED.
ARE WE DOING TRAFFIC CALMING OR SPEEDING OR BOTH?
>>MAYOR BURTON: WE’RE DOING EVERYTHING YOU WANT.
>>OK.>>MAYOR BURTON: YOU HAVE UP TO TEN MINUTES.
AND YOU CAN TALK ABOUT EITHER OF THOSE THINGS. OR BOTH.
>>OK. I’LL START WITH SPEEDING.
I LIVE ON MORRISON ROAD AT THE NORTH END. AND FOR TWO YEARS MYSELF AND MY NEIGHBOURS
HAVE TRIED TO GET SOME POLICE ACTION TO STOP THE SPEEDING.
NOT JUST SPEEDING BUT RACING ON OUR STREET. EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE A STOP SIGN AT THE NORTH
END AND WE HAVE A STOP SIGN AT LYNN BROOK, WHICH IS 500 METERS AWAY, WE STILL GET PEOPLE
STARTING AT THAT STOP SIGN AND GETTING TO THAT STOP SIGN IN ABOUT FOUR SECONDS.
AND THIS IS QUITE COMMON. HAPPENS EVERY DAY.
AT THE NORTH END, WHICH IS JUST 150 METERS SOUTH OF CORNWALL, THERE’S A FOUR WAY STOP
AND QUITE OFTEN THERE’S A POLICE UNIT SITTING THERE TO STOP THOSE WHO RUN THROUGH THE STOP
SIGN BASICALLY. BUT THERE’S ONLY 150 METERS TO THE TRAFFIC
LIGHTS. SO I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THAT FOUR WAY STOP
IS THERE TO SLOW ANYONE DOWN, BECAUSE IN 150 METERS THEY HAVE TO STOP ANYWAY.
MYSELF AND MY NEIGHBOURS SUGGESTION, TWO SUGGESTIONS, ONE IS TO HAVE A STOP SIGN HALFWAY DOWN BETWEEN
THESE TWO STOP SIGNS. THERE’S A STREET CALLED CRESCENT AND COLLEEN
CRESCENT. THERE’S NO HOUSES IMMEDIATELY THERE.
IT WOULDN’T BOTHER ANYONE TO HAVE A STOP SIGN PUT THERE IN BOTH DIRECTIONS TO SLOW DOWN
AT LEAST. YOU WILL JUST SLOW THEM DOWN.
THEY’LL GO RIGHT THROUGH IT. I HAVE WITNESSED THIS MANY, MANY TIMES.
I CAN SEE THE STOP SIGN FROM MY FRONT WINDOW. ALSO CALMING, TRAFFIC CALMING PROCESS WOULD
BE HELPFUL TOO IN THAT FOUR WAY STOP IS QUITE A LARGE AREA WITH GRASS AND SO ON.
A BIT OF TRAFFIC CALMING IN THAT SPOT WOULD DO THE SAME JOB.
THESE ARE OUR TWO RECOMMENDATIONS. WE HAVE ONE REQUEST THAT THE POLICE UNIT THAT
SITS AT THE NORTHERN STOP SIGN COULD POSSIBLY SIT HALFWAY DOWN THE ROAD FOR EVERY SO OFTEN,
BE VISUAL SO THAT THE CARS GOING IN BOTH DIRECTIONS SEE THAT THERE IS A POLICE PRESENCE ON THE
ROAD. WE HAVE NEVER HAD THAT, ALTHOUGH WE TRIED
FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS NOW. I THINK THAT’S A SIMPLE REQUEST JUST TO HAVE
A UNIT EVERY SO OFTEN SIT AND BE VISUAL TO EVERYONE SO THEY SAY I SHOULDN’T RACE DOWN
HERE ANYMORE BECAUSE THAT MR. POLICEMAN MAY BE SITTING RIGHT THERE.
THAT’S JUST ABOUT THE GIST OF OUR PROBLEM. IF ANYTHING CAN BE DONE.
I KNOW THIS IS ALL OVER OAKVILLE. EVERY DAY I SEE IT THAT WE HAVE MANY, MANY
BAD DRIVERS. SPEEDING, TAILGATING, ET CETERA.
AND I CAN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT ALL OF OAKVILLE BUT I’M GOING TO TRY AND KEEP DOING SOMETHING
ABOUT OUR STREET. AND THAT’S ABOUT ALL I HAVE TO SAY.
I HOPE YOU’LL TAKE IT INTO CONSIDERATION AND WE’LL SEE SOME RESULTS.
>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, MR. ARMSTRONG. I’LL TELL YOU THAT I SPOKE TO A CLUB OF GENTLEMEN
OF A MORE ADVANCED AGE THAN YOU OR I, AND INSTEAD OF DEMANDING THAT WE SLOW TRAFFIC
DOWN, THEY WERE DEMANDING THAT WE REMOVE STOP SIGNS AND SPEED IT UP.
AND THEIR COMPLAINT WAS THEY WANTED TO GET FROM A TO B BEFORE THEY DIED.
[LAUGHTER]>>MAYOR BURTON: BUT I’M PRETTY SURE THEY’RE
NOT THE ONES CAUSING THE REALLY OUTRAGEOUS SPEEDING THAT WE HAVE.
>>IT’S OUR LOCAL DRIVERS. I KNOW SEVERAL OF THEM.
AND THEY JUST LIKE TO RACE DOWN THE STREET. I DON’T GET IT.
>>MAYOR BURTON: I HAVE STOOD WITH MY WIFE AT THE BUS STOP ON FORD DRIVE AT THE CORNER
OF ASPEN FOREST WHERE WE LIVE, AND I’M FAIRLY WELL KNOWN.
I HAVE WATCHED PEOPLE I KNOW JUST SAIL RIGHT THROUGH THOSE STOP SIGNS.
>>YES. VERY COMMON.
>>MAYOR BURTON: SO IT POINTS BACK TO SOMETHING THAT TRAFFIC ENGINEERS WARNED COUNCIL BILLION
OVER THE YEARS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, WHICH IS WE CIVILIANS CAN BELIEVE THAT A STOP SIGN
OR WHATEVER WILL SOLVE THE PROBLEM. BUT THEY ASSURE US AND THE EVIDENCE THAT I
HAVE JUST CITED AND YOUR OWN, IS THAT STOP SIGNS DON’T STOP PEOPLE.
>>BRIEFLY.>>MAYOR BURTON: UNLESS THEY FEEL THERE’S
A DANGER OF CROSS TRAFFIC COLLIDING WITH THEM. SO IF YOU REMEMBER, DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE
PUT BACK IN THE 90S ALL THOSE SPEED BUMPS OR CHART WELL?
>>YES.>>FIRST THING WE DISCOVERED WAS THE PEOPLE
INCONVENIENCED WERE THE NEIGHBOURS. THIS IS A TERRIBLE NAUGHTY PROBLEM AND WE
HAVE ALL OVER TOWN PUT SPEED BUMPS IN, SIX MONTHS LATER HAD THE SAME PEOPLE WHO WANTED
THEM ASK US TO MOVE THEM OUT BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T LIKE THEM.
>>FROM OUR POINT OF VIEW, THOSE PARTICULAR SPEED BUMPS, I KNOW THEY’RE THE LOW TRAFFIC
CALMING SPEED BUMPS. THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THAT AREA MOVE OVER
TO MORRISON ROAD. AND NOW WE HAVE TWICE OR THREE TIMES THE TRAFFIC
WE USED TO HAVE. IN FACT, THERE ARE TRAFFIC JAMS EVERY WEEKDAY
MORNING IN FRONT OF MY HOUSE. AND IT GOES ON 15, 20 MINUTES.
THIS IS A RESIDENTIAL STREET. SO I CAN SIT AND WATCH THEM AND THEY MOVE
FORWARD, MOVE FORWARD, THREE MORE COMING IN. IT’S JUST AN ENDLESS PARADE.
THERE COULD BE IS A, 250 MINUTE. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED.
ON THE OTHER SIDE ON MAPLE ROAD THEY PUT THE SPEED BUMPS WITH GOOD REASON IN FRONT OF THE
SCHOOLS. THOSE ARE BUMPS YOU HAVE TO STOP TO GO OVER.
THOSE PEOPLE ALSO, THEY HAVE MOVED OVER TO OUR STREET.
YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT WE’RE IN FOR.>>MAYOR BURTON: EXACTLY.
AND I GATHER YOU’RE NOT ASKING FOR SPEED BUMPS ON MORRISON.
>>NO.>>MAYOR BURTON: OK.
>>WHAT WE’RE REALLY ASKING FOR IS ON AND OFF TO HAVE SOME POLICE PRESENCE.
THAT’S ALL. YOU DON’T HAVE TO SPEND ANY MONEY.
THE POLICEMAN IS AT THE CORNER THERE. AND EVERYONE STOPS THERE NOW BECAUSE SO MANY
HAVE GOT CAUGHT. AND IF HE WENT DOWN TO THE MIDDLE, HE DOESN’T
HAVE TO HAVE RADAR OR ANYTHING. HE JUST HAS TO SAY WE’RE HERE.
>>MAYOR BURTON: YOU’RE ACTUALLY ASKING FOR DRIVER TRAINING?
>>THAT’S TRUE. [LAUGHTER]
I NEVER THOUGHT OF IT THAT WAY.>>MAYOR BURTON: WE’LL SEE WHAT WE CAN DO
TO ACCOMMODATE YOU ON THAT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
WAIT. WAIT.
COUNCILLOR HUTCHINS HAS A QUESTION FOR YOU. [INDISCERNIBLE]
>>ARE YOU ALLOWED TO PARK CARS ON THE STREET?>>YES, BUT I THINK THERE’S NO SIGN SAYING
YOU CAN’T. BUT IF YOU DO, CARS ARE GOING TO BE GOING
AROUND YOU. SO I WOULDN’T PARK THERE.
BECAUSE YOU MIGHT JUST GET SCRAPED EVERY SO OFTEN.
IT’S QUITE A NARROW STREET. IT’S ONE LANE EACH WAY.
>>MY POINT WAS WHAT SLOWS PEOPLE DOWN ARE THINGS LIKE NARROWING THE STREETS AND THE
PROBLEM WITH PAINT IS PEOPLE IGNORE IT AFTER A WHILE.
SO IF THERE IS AN ABILITY TO PARK CARS ALONG THE STREET, THAT’S ONE OF THE WAYS I WOULD
SUGGEST THAT THE NEIGHBOURS COULD GET TOGETHER TO DO THAT.
AND PUT IT OUT. AND CREATE SORT OF THE NARROW STREETS DELIBERATELY
THAT WAY.>>IT WOULD DO THAT.
BUT YOU’RE LEAVING YOUR CAR AT RISK.>>I UNDERSTAND.
>>MAYOR BURTON: WE HAVE TO INVEST IN BEATERS. [LAUGHTER]
WHICH WAS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I WAS ASKING PREVIOUSLY AT THE CSC COMMITTEE IF THE TOWN
SUPERVISED IT IF PEOPLE COULD GET THEIR OWN BARRIERS TO PUT OUT THERE TO NARROW THE ROADS
IF NECESSARY. IF THAT WAS OF HELP.
>>I FAIL TO MENTION THAT, BUT I REALLY SHOULD HAVE THAT THERE ARE SIX SCHOOLS IN OUR AREA
THAT I CAN WALK TO. THE SPEED LIMIT IN ALL OF OUR STREETS, INCLUDING
MORRISON IS 40 FOR THAT REASON. BUT THE PEOPLE DRIVING EITHER DON’T KNOW IT
OR DON’T CARE. AND WHAT HAS BECOME STANDARD PROCEDURE IS
TO DRIVE FAST. AND NO ONE HAS TOLD THEM ANY DIFFERENT.
I THINK THAT’S ALL THEY NEED. THEY NEED TO BE TOLD.
AS YOU SAID, DRIVER EDUCATION.>>MAYOR BURTON: WE WILL TRY SOME DRIVER TRAINING,
DRIVER EDUCATION FOR SURE. AND COUNCILLOR GITTINGS WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND
YOUR VISIT FOR A MINUTE.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING OUT TWO WEEKS
IN A ROW. FURTHER TO OUR CONVERSATION LAST WEEK AFTER
THE MEETING, JUST WANTED TO CONFIRM THAT THE SPEED STUDY WILL BE CONDUCTED THIS SPRING.
>>I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN WORKING ON IT. AND WE ALL APPRECIATE THAT.
I JUST WANTED EVERYONE ELSE TO KNOW YOU PROBABLY HAVE TAKEN THAT INTO ACCOUNT ANYWAY.
EVERYONE ELSE TO KNOW WE REALLY WOULD LIKE SOMETHING DONE, THAT’S ALL.
>>I AGREE. AS MAYOR BURTON SAID, NOT ALL RESIDENTS AGREE
WITH THE LOCATION OF STOP SIGNS WHICH IS WHY WE OFTEN HAVE PRESENCE ON BALDWIN.
AND SO WE’LL HAVE TO SEE WHETHER ANOTHER SIGN MID BLOCK WOULD HELP OR MAKE THE PROBLEM WORSE.
>>THIS WILL THEY REALIZE THERE’S NO ONE TO STOP THEM AND THEY’LL GO THROUGH THE WAY THEY
ALWAYS HAVE. HENCE THE POLICE PRESENCE.
ON AND OFF. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE ONCE A WEEK, ONCE EVERY
TWO WEEKS. JUST TO SORT OF WAVE THE FLAG.
THAT’S ALL WE’RE LOOKING FOR.>>GOOD STUFF.
THANKS FOR COMING OUT.>>MAYOR BURTON: MR. ARMSTRONG, THANK YOU
FOR BEING THE INFORMATION. IT’S HELPFUL.
WE HAVE DELEGATIONS FROM NORTH AND SOUTH. I HOPE THAT THAT HELPS ALL OF COUNCIL UNDERSTAND
THE TOWN WIDE PROBLEM. APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>MAYOR BURTON: YOU’RE WELCOME.
MADAME CLERK, WOULD YOU CALL THE NEXT DELEGATION.>>COLLETT FOWLER ALSO SPEAKING TO 3 AND 4
ITEMS.>>MAYOR BURTON: WELCOME, MS. FOWLER.
COUNCIL LOOKS FORWARD TO YOUR INFORMATION. I’LL JUST MOP UP THAT MESS.
>>I’M A RESIDENT OF RIDGE DRIVE. I LIVE ACROSS THE STREET FROM MR. RALPH.
I MISSED LAST WEEK’S MEETING DUE TO ILLNESS. I APOLOGIZE IF ANYTHING IS REPETITIVE.
I WOULD LIKE TO EXPLAIN SOME OF THE ISSUES FROM MY PERSPECTIVE.
I HAVE BEEN LIVING ON RIDGE DRIVE FOR 16 YEARS NOW.
SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE ALL SEEN ON OUR STREET ARE SPEEDING, ROLLING STOPS, CUTTING
OF CORPSE, PASSING OF CARS. RACING OF CARS AND WE’RE FINDING AS THE POPULATION
INCREASES THE SPEEDING IS INCREASING ON OUR STREET.
SOME EXAMPLES, PEOPLE USE THE STREET AS A SHORT CUT TO THE G.O. STATION DURING RUSH
HOUR AND ALSO TO BEAT THE BUS. IF THEY’RE COMING DOWN SIXTH LINE AND THEY’RE
BEHIND THE BUS, THEY WILL USE OUR STREET AS A SHORT CUT TO BEAT THE BUS TO THE FOUR WAY
STOP AT THE BOTTOM OF LEYLAND AND KENT. THIS IS ALSO TRUE DURING THE EVENING RUSH.
WHEN GOING WESTBOUND ON RIDGE DRIVE TO NORTH ON SIXTH LINE, FOR EXAMPLE, IF I HAVE TO DROP
MY DAUGHTER OFF FOR BAND PRACTICE IN THE MORNING, AND I’M GOING WESTBOUND TO TURN RIGHT ON TO
SIXTH LINE ARE THE CARS COMING TO SPEED DOWN OUR STREET DON’T EVEN STOP, SLOW TO STOP.
I HAVE HAD EARLY NEAR MISSES AND ALMOST HEAD ON COLLISION WITH THESE CARS.
THEY LOOK AT ME LIKE I’M DOING SOMETHING WRONG WHEN I HAVE COME TO A FULL STOP.
ANOTHER ISSUE IS ROLLING STOPS. IT’S VERY RARE FOR SOMEONE TO STOP PROPERLY
AT KENT AVENUE AND RIDGE, AT THE KENT AVENUE AND RIDGE DRIVE.
WITH PEOPLE FROM THE EASTBOUND CORNER ALMOST COLLIDING WITH KENT AVENUE TRAFFIC THAT HAVE
THE RIGHT OF WAY. IT’S VERY DANGEROUS FOR PEOPLE TO CROSS THE
STREET. FOR EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, WHEN I’M WALKING MY
DOG IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD, WHERE MR. RALPH AND I LIVE, WE’RE ALMOST IN THE MIDDLE OF
THE STREET. SO WE’RE AT THE ZONE WHERE THE SPEED IS INCREASING.
THEY’RE COMING DOWN. AS SOON AS THEY ROUND THE BEND, THEY PICK
UP SPEED. SO WE LOOK TO THE LEFT, LOOK TO THE RIGHT
TO CROSS AND AS SOON AS WE GO TO CROSS, THERE’S A CAR SPEEDING DOWN THE WAY.
IT’S AN ONGOING PROBLEM. THERE ARE CHILDREN ON THE STREET.
WE HAVE ELDERLY RESIDENTS ON THE STREET. I WORRY FOR THEIR SAFETY.
WHEN THEY COME AROUND. WHEN THEY ARE COMING WESTBOUND.
IF THEY’RE TURNING LEFT FROM KENT ON TO RIDGE DRIVE, WE HAVE A BEND AND THEN IT GOES, IT’S
A STRAIGHT AWAY. AS SOON AS THEY HIT THE STRAIGHT AWAY WHICH
IS WHERE MR. RALPH AND I ARE IN THAT AREA, THEY JUST GEAR UP AND GO RIGHT DOWN THE STREET
FULL SPEED. I HAVE WITNESSED CARS MISJUDGING THE CURB
GOING WESTBOUND AND ENDING UP ON PEOPLE’S LAWNS, BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING TOO FAST TO CONTROL
THEIR CARS. CARS IN THE DITCH BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING TOO
FAST. THERE ARE NO CURBS ON OUR STREET.
I’M SURE YOU’RE AWARE. WE HAVE DEEP DITCHES.
MY SIDE OF THE STREET IS THE OLDER SIDE OF THE STREET.
WE WERE BUILT IN THE 50S. SO THE DITCHES ARE ACTUALLY DEEPER.
I HAVE SEEN CARS UNTIL MY DITCH BECAUSE THEY’RE GOING TOO FAST.
THIS IS A CONSTANTLY DAILY BERAJ OF SPEEDERS. IN THE EVENING IT’S A DRAG RACE.
SORRY. SO ANOTHER THING I WANTED TO ADDRESS WAS THE
ELECTRONIC SIGN. I KNOW COUNCILLOR GRANT THAT YOU HAD SAID
THERE WERE STUDIES SHOWING IT HAD SHOWN TO DECREASE THE SPEED.
I ACTUALLY HAD BEEN, WHEN THAT SIGN WAS UP AND I HAD BEEN WALKING MY DOG IN THE MORNING,
AND IN THE EVENINGS, I STOOD THERE AND POINTED TO THE SIGN TO SHOW PEOPLE YOU’RE STILL SPEEDING
WHEN IT’S SPEEDING. I FELT IT WAS INCENTIVE FOR PEOPLE TO SPEED
TO SEE IF THEY COULD BEAT THE SIGN, RIGHT? TO GET THAT FLASHING.
THAT’S JUST MY PERSONAL FEELING. IT’S NOT TRUE.
I NENE IT’S NOT NECESSARILY TRUE. I ALSO FEEL THAT THE PAINTED LINES HAVE BEEN
INEFFECTIVE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE PASSING US ALL THE TIME.
AS MR. RALPH SAID WHEN WE’RE TRYING TO GET OUT OF OUR DRIVEWAYS.
FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE I AM, PEOPLE ARE COMING DOWN THE STREET IN THE MORNING.
I HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO GET OUT OF MY DRIVEWAY SAFELY.
BY THE TIME I GO TO PUT IT INTO DRIVE, I HAVE SOMEONE ON MY TAIL.
I HAVE SOMEONE ON MY TAIL THE WHOLE WAY TO THE STOP.
AND, YOU KNOW, I DO A FULL STOP. I’M AFRAID TO BECAUSE I’M AFRAID THE PERSON
IS GOING TO REAR END ME. I HAVE HAD ALSO PEOPLE PASS ME AS I’M, YOU
KNOW, I’M IN THE STREET READY TO GO. THEY JUST PASS AND ACTUALLY HAVE GONE INTO
DITCHES TO PASS ME ON THE SIDE JUST TO GET PASSED ME.
SOME OF MY SUGGESTIONS, I KNOW YOU TALKED ABOUT SOME OF THE CALMING STRATEGIES.
BUT AS I SAID, I WASN’T HERE LAST WEEK. SO SPEED BUMPS, HUMPS OR CUSHIONS.
A SIGN TOP WARN ABOUT CHILDREN ON THE STREET. WE STILL DO HAVE A LOT OF RESIDENTS WHO HAVE
BEEN ON THE STREET FOR 40, 50 YEARS, BUT THE POPULATION OF THE STREET IS TURNING OVER.
WE’RE SEEING MORE YOUNGER FAMILIES COME IN. MY KIDS ARE OLDER NOW.
WHEN THEY WERE YOUNGER I WAS WORRIED ALL THE TIME WHEN THEY WOULD PLAY HOCKEY ON THE STREET.
CARS WOULDN’T SLOW DOWN FOR THEM. I’M WORRIED ABOUT THE YOUNG FAMILIES ON THE
STREET AND THEIR CHILDREN. SO A SIGN, A WARNING CHILDREN ABOUT THE STREET.
MAYBE A DOUBLE YELLOW LINE. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S MORE EFFECTIVE.
A SAFE SPEED RADAR SIGN. MORE POLICE ENFORCEMENT.
I’M HOPING THESE SOLUTIONS, YOU KNOW, LOWER SPEED.
WE ALL KNOW REDUCES ACCIDENTS. THERE’S MORE TIME TO YIELD FOR PEDESTRIANS
AND FOR CARS. AND WE JUST HOPE THAT WILL SOMETHING IS DONE
FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR RESIDENTS. I KNOW THAT IT’S A SPEEDING ISSUE IN GENERAL
SO MAYBE LIKE AS MR., MAYOR BURTON HAD SAID BEFORE, THAT IT’S NOT JUST STREET SPECIFIC,
IT’S TOWN SPECIFIC. SO, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?
IT’S MORE THAN JUST RIDGE DRIVE AND MORRISON DRIVE.
THERE’S A SPEEDING ISSUE.>>MAYOR BURTON: IT’S EVERYWHERE.
>>YEAH.>>MAYOR BURTON: I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT.
>>YEAH.>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
I UNDERSTAND THAT COUNCILLOR GRANT HAS SOME QUESTIONS.
>>I WANTED TO MENTION ONE MORE THING. I KNOW COUNCILLOR O’MEARA SAID SOMETHING ABOUT
THE SCHOOL. THERE IS NO SPEED LIMIT POSTED BECAUSE THERE’S
A SCHOOL. IT DOESN’T EVEN INDICATE THERE’S A SCHOOL
ON THE STREET.>>MAYOR BURTON: THE COUNCILLOR WAS WONDERING
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE RECOMMENDATION THAT’S BEFORE COUNCIL TONIGHT?
>>I HAVE NOT, NO.>>MAYOR BURTON: OK.
COUNCILLOR GRANT THEN WOULD HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU.
>>BEFORE I GET TO QUESTIONS, I WILL AGREE. THE RADAR SPEED SIGNS DO HAVE THAT VIDEO GAME
THING.>>YEP.
>>WHERE PEOPLE FEEL THEY HAVE TO BEAT THE HIGHEST SCORE, WHICH IS WHY WE KEEP MOVING
THEM AROUND. AND WHY THEY’RE NOT ON YOUR STREET ANYMORE.
ROLLING STOPS, I UNDERSTAND THAT. IN FACT, ONE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE
COLLEGE PARK TRANSPORTATION STUDY IS THAT WE’RE GOING TO TRY AND STOP.
WE’RE GOING TO DO A THREE WAY STOP SO PEOPLE COMING UP KENT HAVE TO STOP INSTEAD OF WHIPPING
AROUND THE CORNER LIKE THEY DO NOW. THAT IS A GREAT HOPE THAT WILL SLOW THINGS
DOWN A BIT. BUT AGAIN LET’S BACK, REFER BACK TO THE MAYOR’S
COMMENT HOW STOP SIGNS. NEW NEVERTHELESS, PLEASE, I ENCOURAGE YOU.
AGAIN, I HAVE BEEN DOWN THE STREET SEVERAL TIMES.
ONE OF THE REASONS MICHAEL SPRAL, BUT EVEN AFTER THIS, IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT MYSELF
OR COUNCILLOR KNOLLS, WE CAN COME DOWN THE STREET AND WHENEVER YOU FEEL IT’S THE WORST
TIME, WE WILL BE THERE AND LOOK AT THAT WITH YOU.
>>OK. THAT SOUNDS GREAT.
>>THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.
>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING OUT AND SHARING YOUR INFORMATION WITH US TONIGHT.
>>THANK YOU.>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.
COMMITTEE, I’M SORRY, COUNCILLOR, WE GET TO TAKE UP THE COMMUNITY SERVICES COMMITTEE REPORT.
COUNCIL.>>MAYOR BURTON: COUNCIL ELGAR IS MOVING FOR
ADOPTION. COUNCILLOR GITTINGS.
>>THE COMMUNITY SERVICES, I HAD HOPED TO BREAK THAT APART.
I THINK STAFF HAD SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT.>>MAYOR BURTON: YOU CAN ONLY BY ASKING YOU
CAN SEPARATE ITEMS.>>AWESOME.
THANK YOU.>>MAYOR BURTON: CAN I GET A SECONDER FOR
COUNCILLOR ELGAR’S MOTION?>>THANK YOU.
>>MAYOR BURTON: COUNCILLOR GITTINGS, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEPARATE OUT?
>>THE ITEM WE HEARD FROM THE DELEGATES ABOUT ITEM 3 AND 4.
>>MAYOR BURTON: ALL RIGHT. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO WITH IT?
>>WELL, WE WERE GOING TO HEAR FROM THE SERGEANT FROM HRPS, I BELIEVE, AS COUNCILLOR DUBEK
REQUESTED AT THE LAST MEETING OF CSC. AND SEE WHERE IT GOES FROM THERE.
>>MAYOR BURTON: ALL RIGHTY. IF THERE’S NO OTHER SEPARATIONS I’LL CALL
A VOTE ON THE REST OF THE MOTION. ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR?
ANY AGAINST? AND THE THE BALANCE OF CSC IS ADOPTED.
IS THE SERGEANT HERE AND READY TO PRESENT? MR. COZZI, YOU LOOK LIKE YOU COULD POSSIBLY
QUALIFY TO BE A SERGEANT. YOU’RE NOT ONE.
>>I’M NOT A SERGEANT, NO. GOOD EVENING, MAYOR BURTON, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.
I WAS GOING TO INTRODUCE THE SERGEANT. I DON’T THINK HE WAS PREPARED TO SPEAK THIS
EVENING THOUGH IF THERE WAS A SPECIFIC QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED OF HIM, I’M SURE HE WOULD BE
WILLING TO COME UP HERE AND SPEAK. WHAT I THOUGHT I WOULD DO.
>>MAYOR BURTON: I UNDERSTAND IT, COUNCILLOR DUDDECK HAD A QUESTION.
>>OK. BUT THERE WAS ALSO A SERIES OF QUESTIONS FROM
COMMITTEE LAST WEEK. I THOUGHT I WOULD GO OVER THOSE REQUESTS AND
RECOMMENDATIONS YOU. AND BRING THE SERGEANT UP.
IF YOU COULD BEAR WITH ME FOR A FEW MOMENTS. I WOULD LIKE TO START BY SAYING THE QUESTION
THAT COUNCILLOR O’MEARA ASKED THE FIRST DELEGATE, I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT IF RIDGE ROAD
QUALIFIES FOR PHYSICAL TRAFFIC CALMING, WE WOULD BE PROPOSING TO PUT A SPEED HUMP OR
A KHACANE OR DEVICE ON RIDGE, PHYSICAL DEVICE TO HELP REDUCE THE SPEEDS.
WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT JUST LETTING THE PASSIVE MEASURES CONTINUE.
THERE WOULD BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO PHYSICALLY TRAFFIC CALM RIDGE.
AT LAST WEEK’S MEETING, A NUMBER OF REQUESTS, I BELIEVE IT WAS FIVE REQUESTS FROM VARIOUS
COUNCILLORS WERE ASKED. I WOULD LIKE TO GO OVER THEM AND GIVE YOU
AN UPDATE. COUNCILLOR DUDDECK DID REQUEST WE FOLLOW UP
REGARDING ENFORCEMENT OF SPEEDING OTHER THAN USING THE POLICE FORCE.
INCLUDING USING OUR OWN TRAFFIC BY LAW OFFICERS. WE DID SPEAK WITH OUR LEGAL DEPARTMENT.
AND THEY ADVISED US THAT ENFORCEMENT STAFF EITHER HIRED BY THE TOWN OR CONTRACTED BY
THE TOWN, SO INCLUDING OUR BY LAW OFFICERS, WOULD NOT HAVE THE POWERS OF THE POLICE OFFICERS
TO STOP VEHICLES AND REQUEST INFORMATION, FOR EXAMPLE, LICENCE, REGISTRATION, INSURANCE
FROM DRIVERS. AS SUCH, EFFECTIVE ENFORCEMENT WOULD REQUIRE
POLICE INVOLVEMENT. AT THIS TIME, WE HAVEN’T POLLED OTHER MUNICIPALITIES.
IT’S ONLY BEEN A WEEK. BUT WE SUSPECT THAT SIMILAR, THE SIMILAR ANSWER
FROM WHAT OUR LEGAL DEPARTMENT IS TELLING US.
ONLY THE POLICE CAN PROVIDE THE ENFORCEMENT. THIS WAS ALSO THE POINT WHERE I WAS GOING
TO INTRODUCE COUNCILLOR, SORRY, SERGEANT GUS WHO IS NOW IN CHARGE OF THE DISTRICT RESPONSE
TEAM. SERGEANT CLAYTON’S REPLACEMENT.
HE’S SITTING HERE. IF THERE’S SOME QUESTIONS OF HIM, WE’LL BRING
HIM UP HERE IN A FEW MINUTES.>>SECOND REQUEST WAS FROM COUNCILLOR ADAMS
WHO WANTED ADDITIONAL, REQUESTED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRIORITIES WHICH
ARE TO BE DETERMINED FOR SPEEDING IN LOCATIONS THAT QUALIFY FOR TRAFFIC CALMING.
UNTIL THE APPENDIX OF THE REPORT IT’S DETAILED BUT I’LL JUST SUMMARIZE IT RIGHT NOW.
STAFF ARE PROPOSED SCORING SYSTEM TO DETERMINE PRIORITIES FOR LOCATIONS THAT WOULD QUALIFY
FOR TRAFFIC CALMING. THIS PROCESS AWARDS POINTS FOR ONE, THE 85TH
PERCENTILE SPEED, SO IF IT’S HIGHER THAN THE THRESHOLD OR EVEN HIGHER, IT GETS MORE POINTS.
PEDESTRIANS AND CYCLING ACTIVITY IN THE AREA IF IT’S A HIGH GENERATOR, IT GETS MORE POINTS.
NUMBER OF DRIVEWAYS IN THE AREA. THE MORE DRIVEWAYS THERE ARE, THE MORE POINTS
IT GETS. PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF SIDEWALKS.
THERE’S, IF THERE’S NO SIDEWALKS, IT WOULD SCORE MORE POINTS.
AND COLLISION HISTORY. IF THERE’S A SIGNIFICANT COLLISION HISTORY
ON THE STREET, IT WOULD GET MORE POINTS. AND AREAS THAT QUALIFY FOR TRAFFIC CALMING
THEREFORE WE PRIORITIZE ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF POINTS YOU RECEIVE.
THE MORE POINTS THE HIGHER ON THE LIST. GREATER WAITING HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO ACHIEVE
PEDESTRIAN SAFETY IN THIS MODEL AS OPPOSED TO THE CURRENT ONE WE’RE USING.
A THIRD REQUEST THAT WAS MADE LAST WEEK FROM COUNCILLOR O’MEARA, COUNCILLOR O’MEARA ASKED
WHETHER SPEED CONCERNS BY RESIDENTS IS A PROBLEM. AND SPECIFICALLY WE SAID WE WOULD LOOK INTO
THE CITIZEN SURVEY TO SEE IF THAT WAS COVERED OFF.
AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT THE LAST CITIZEN SURVEY DID NOT INCLUDE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT SPEEDING
ISSUES IN RESIDENTS NEIGHBOURHOOD. ONE ISSUE THAT CAME OUT WAS CONGESTION, CONGESTION.
COUNCILLOR GITTINGS, FOURTH ASKED THE POSSIBILITY OF IMPLEMENTING PHOTO RADAR.
WITHOUT ISSUING A TICKET. SORT OF A WARNING TICKET.
AND/OR ISSUING AND/OR ISSUING A LETTER FROM THE HALTON REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE TO DRIVERS
WARNING OF SPEED WITH A PICTURE AND NO POINTS OR FINE.
SO WE AGAIN SPOKE WITH OUR LEGAL DEPARTMENT AND THEY ADVISED US THE TOWN COULD NOT USE
THE MTO DATA BASE TO SEARCH LICENCE PLATES TO SEARCH LICENCE PLATES.
UNLESS WE HAD A LAWFUL PURPOSE TO DO SO. AND THIS MAY NOT QUALIFY AS A LAWFUL PURPOSE
AND THEREFORE THIS WOULD ESSENTIALLY STOP THE PROCESS.
EVEN IF WE HAD A SOURCE OF INFORMATION, WITHOUT PHOTO RADAR LEGISLATION IN PLACE, THERE CAN
BE PRIVACY ISSUES. IF WE COULD DO THIS, FORGETTING ALL THAT,
THERE IS THE ISSUE OF COST OF CARRYING OUT SUCH A PROGRAM.
WE DO NOT HAVE DETAILS HANDY THIS EVENING. BUT THERE WOULD BE SIGNIFICANT COSTS WE BELIEVE
IN UPGRADING THE RSDS UNITS TO TAKE HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS, THE COSTS AND THE LICENCE PLATE RECOGNITION
SOFTWARE TO IDENTIFY THE LICENCE PLATE. THE COST IN GETTING THE FEE THAT THE MTO CHARGES
US TO SECURE THE LICENCE PLATE INFORMATION TO GET THE OWNER INFORMATION.
THE COST, ULTIMATELY THE COST OF PRINTING AND MAILING OUT A WARNING TICKET FOR THE REGISTERED
VEHICLE OWNER. IF WE LIKEN THIS TO THE RADAR PROGRAM IN HALTON
AND HAMILTON, THEY CHARGE A TICKET AND OFFSET. THEIR COSTS ARE SIGNIFICANT IN RUNNING THAT
PROGRAM. ALL I’M SAYING THERE IS A COST ASSOCIATED
WITH DOING THAT, EVEN IF WE COULD. FIFTH REQUEST, COUNCILLOR O’MEARA RAISED THE
ISSUE OF WARRANTS AND SPEEDS. AND STAFF, WE ADVISED THAT WE WOULD PRESENT
SLIDE TO YOU WHICH I’LL DO THAT RIGHT NOW. ON DISCUSSION OF THE 85TH PERCENTILE OPERATING
SPEED SO, WE HAVE EXPLAINED THIS PREVIOUSLY. THE 85 PERCENTILE, 85% THE OBSERVED VEHICLES
ARE TRAVELLING AT OR BELOW. 85% OF THE VEHICLES DO NOT EXCEED THIS SPEED,
FOR EXAMPLE. THERE HAS BEEN SOME CONFUSION IN WHAT THE
85TH PERCENTILE SPEED. WHEN WE SAY TO QUALIFY, YOU HAVE TO MEET THE
THRESHOLD AND, YOU KNOW, THE 85TH PERCENTILE SPEED HAS TO BE ABOVE A CERTAIN NUMBER, I
BELIEVE IT WOULD BE 658 KILOMETRES AN HOUR IN A 50 ZONE.
THAT DOESN’T MEAN THE AVERAGE SPEED IS OVER 61 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.
THE 50TH PERCENTILE IS THE MEDIUM SPEED OF THE TRAFFIC FLOW.
HALF THE TRAFFIC IS TRAVELLING BELOW. HALF THE TRAFFIC WOULD BE TRAVELLING ABOVE
THE SPEED. THAT’S NOT AN AVERAGE.
BUT IT’S PROBABLY THE CLOSEST THING WE CAN GET TO AN AVERAGE SPEED IN WHEN WE TAKE A
SURVEY. SO THIS IS AN ACTUAL SURVEY.
IT’S NOT RIDGE ROAD. I DON’T REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE STREET.
IT’S ONE THAT DID NOT QUALIFY UNDER OUR TRAFFIC CALMING PROGRAM.
WE SURVEYED THE STREET AND THE TOTAL NUMBER OF VEHICLES WAS 1741.
THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT ON THIS PARTICULAR STREET WAS 50 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.
AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE’S A SERIES OF SPEED RANGES AND THE ASSOCIATED TRAFFIC COUNT OF
THE VOLUME OF CARS THAT ARE TRAVELLING AT. SO THE 85TH PERCENTILE SPEED IN THIS CASE
FALLS WITHIN THE SHADED AREA. 16% OF THE TRAFFIC IS TRAVELLING BETWEEN 55
AND 59.9 KILOMETRES PER HOUR WHEN WE TOOK THE SURVEY.
WE CALCULATED THE 85TH PERCENTILE SPEED TO BE 56 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.
THE 50TH PERCENTILE SPEED IN THIS PARTICULAR EXAMPLE IS THE SEGMENT OF THE TRAFFIC THAT’S
TRAVELLING BETWEEN 45 AND 49.9 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.
WE HAVE CALCULATED THE 50TH PERCENTILE SPEED IN THIS CASE TO BE 48 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.
SO HERE YOU HAVE AN EXAMPLE WHERE SOMEONE WE REPORT AN 85TH PERCENTILE SPEED AND WE
SAY 85TH PERCENTILE STREET IS 56 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.
AND GENERALLY WE’LL GET A RESPONSE BACK, THAT’S TOO FAST.
BUT YET THE 50TH PERCENTILE SPEED AT THE MEDIUM OR APPROXIMATELY THE AVERAGE IS LESS THAN
THE OPERATING, THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT. THAT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE.
THEN WE HEAR ABOUT THESE PEOPLE TRAVELLING AT TREMENDOUS HIGH RATES OF SPEEDS AND HERE’S
AN EXAMPLE. IF YOU LOOK TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE TABLE,
WE HAVE TWO VEHICLES WHO HAVE THE AUDACITY TO TRAVEL 75 TO 79 POINT IN THAT RANGE, THAT
REPRESENTED .2% OF THE SAMPLED DRIVERS THROUGH THAT AREA THAT DAY.
WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT THAT? THOSE, WE NEED ENFORCEMENT TO DEAL WITH THOSE
TWO PEOPLE. TRAFFIC CALMING DOESN’T DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLE.
THAT’S WHY WE USE THE 85TH THAT DEALS WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE TRAVELLING AT AT
A SPEED. THERE IS ALWAYS OUTLIERS.
WE HAD 49 PEOPLE ON THE OTHER HAND TRAVELLING LESS THAN 30 KILOMETRES AN HOUR.
THAT’S A BRIEF EXPLANATION. I WON’T BOTHER WITH THAT SLIDE.
THE NEXT ITEM THAT CAME UP FROM LAST WEEK WAS THAT IT WAS ACTUALLY A RECOMMENDATION
FROM COUNCILLOR ADAMS THAT STAFF CLARIFY WHICH COMMUNITY CENTRE LOCATIONS WOULD BE SUBJECT
TO THE 40 KILOMETRE SPEED LIMIT IN ORDER TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN APEP ADDICTION C OF THE
APPENDIX C OF THE STAFF REPORT. WE NOTE THERE WAS AN ERROR IN APPENDIX C.
LOCATED ON EITHER A LOCAL OR MINOR COLLECTOR ROAD AND SUITABLE FOR A 40 KILOMETRES AN HOUR
SPEED LIMIT POSTING. JOSHUA CREEK ARENA IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH
SERVICE ROAD EAST WE EXTENDED AND CONNECTED TO FORD DRIVE.
IT’S A DIRECT CONNECTION TO THE Q.E.W. OFF RAMP AT FORD DRIVE.
THIS WOULD NOT BE AN APPROPRIATE LOCATION TO REDUCE THE SPEED LIMIT.
THAT WAS OUR MISTAKE. I APOLOGIZE.
I THANK COUNCILLOR ADAMS FOR BRINGING THAT TO OUR ATTENTION.
>>ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION ARISING FROM LAST WEEK WAS STAFF REPORT BACK ON THE HISTORICAL
EFFECTIVENESS OF TIME OF DAY FLASHING BEACON SIGNS AND SPEED LIMIT SIGNS.
WE WILL UNDERTAKE SPEED SURVEYS AT THE ONES WE HAVE TODAY.
WE’LL TAKE SURVEYS AT THE BEACON AND WE’LL TAKE SURVEYS A CERTAIN DISTANCE AWAY FROM
THE BEACONS AND SEE WHAT THE DIFFERENCE IN SPEED IS.
WE’LL PROVIDE THAT SURVEY INFORMATION TO YOU, AS WELL AS WE WILL DISCUSS BURLINGTON HAS
A FEW OF THESE DEVICES ON NEW STREET. WE’LL ASK THEM IF THEY HAVE ANY DATA ON HOW
EFFECTIVE THEY ARE. WE WERE GOING TO REPORT TO THE BUDGET COMMITTEE
ABOUT OPTIONS ON SERVICE LEVELS FOR THE RSDS UNIT.
WE’LL INCLUDE THAT INFORMATION AS PART OF THAT REPORT.
ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION FROM LAST WEEK WAS THAT STAFF REPORT ON OPPORTUNITIES TO RECOVER
THE COST FOR TRAFFIC CALMING THROUGH DEVELOPMENT CHARGES, THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS OR
PRIVATE SPONSORS. WE’LL GLADLY DO THAT.
WE’LL PUT THAT INFORMATION TOGETHER FOR YOU IN FOLLOW UP REPORT.
AND THE LAST ITEM WAS THAT, IT WAS A RECOMMENDATION THAT STAFF REPORT BACK ON OPTIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
FOR A PROGRAM TO PROVIDE RADAR DISPLAY UNITS BASED ON NEIGHBOURHOOD PETITIONS OR ON A COST
RECOVERY BASIS OUTSIDE OF THE WARRANT OR TRAFFIC CALMING PROCESS.
AND ONCE AGAIN, WE’LL PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION TO YOU IN THIS FOLLOW UP REPORT.
SO SERGEANT IS HERE. IF THERE’S ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS FROM HIM.
>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, MR. COZZI. WHY DON’T WE START WITH COUNCILLOR DUDDECK.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ATTENDING THIS EVENING.
I GUESS AND I’M SURE YOU’RE COMPLETELY AWARE OF THIS.
THE RECURRING THEME THAT WE HEARD THE OTHER EVENING AT A COMMITTEE MEETING MUCH LIKE WE
HEAR FROM MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS IS ENFORCEMENT. AND WE UNDERSTAND HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO JUGGLE
THAT IN AMONGST THE OTHER DUTIES THAT YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY.
AND I GUESS THAT’S THE ONE REASON I WAS ASKING THE QUESTION WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS SOMETHING
WE AS A MUNICIPALITY TO COULD TO OFFSET THE DEMAND ON A POLICE OFFICER.
AGAIN, AS MR. COZZI SAID, NO, IT’S YOU WHO CAN MAKE THOSE CHARGES.
HAVE WE INCREASED THE ENFORCEMENT, TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT ON THE STREETS IN OAKVILLE FROM
WHAT WE HAVE IN THE PAST AS OUR POPULATION HAS BEEN GROWING?
CAN YOU MAYBE ENLIGHTEN A BIT ON THAT.>>AGAIN, I DON’T HAVE THE STATS ON THAT,
BUT I WILL GET THAT FOR YOU. WHAT WE DO AS THE HALTON REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE,
WE HAVE A COUPLE, WE HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED, SORRY, I WAS CHOKING EARLIER.
A COUPLE OF NEW PROJECTS WE HAVE. WE HAVE AM PROJECT.
COP LOGIC. IT’S ON OUR WEBSITE FOR CITIZENS THAT HAVE
ISSUES WITH SPEEDING OR ANY TYPE OF TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO SEE DONE.
SO BASICALLY IT COMES IN THE COMPLAINANT HAS TO PUT THEIR NAME AND EMAIL IN THERE AND IT
COMES STRAIGHT TO MY OFFICE. WHAT HAPPENS IS ONCE I GET THAT LETTER, IT
GENERATES A CALL. SO I’M IN CHARGE OF THE RESPONSE TEAM IN OAKVILLE.
BUT IT’S ONLY SIX MEMBERS. I’M SORRY.
THERE’S ONLY SIX MEMBERS. SOLE YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THERE’S ABOUT
4,000 SIDE STREETS IN THE TOWN OF OAKVILLE AND ONLY SIX OFFICERS.
WE TRY OUR BEST. WHAT WE DO IS WE HAVE THESE NEW ANALYTICAL
POLICE STUFF, SORRY, THE ANALYTICAL STUFF USED THERE.
WHAT IT DOES IT SHOWS US ON A MAP THE AREAS THAT NEED ENFORCEMENT.
SO IF THERE IS COMPLAINTS, WE KNOW ABOUT IT. AND WE HAVE OUR OFFICERS.
WHAT WE DO IS WE SEND OUT OUR UNIFORM OFFICERS. THE GUYS THAT ARE ON THE ROAD.
20 OR WHATEVER OFFICERS ON THE ROAD. THEY MONITOR THOSE AREAS.
IF THERE IS A CONCERN THERE, IT COMES BACK TO THE DISTRICT RESPONSE TEAM AND THEY TARGET
THAT WILL AREA. THE OTHER I’M SORRY WHAT ELSE WE USE, WE HAVE
AUXILIARY OFFICERS AND WE HAVE COPS, CITIZENS ON PATROL.
THEY’RE EYES AND EARS. THEY DO THE SPEED SIGNS.
>>WHEN DO YOU A BLITZ PER SE, WHAT TIMEFRAME ARE YOU DEALING WITH?
ARE YOU DEALING WITH LIKE I KNOW SCHOOL YOU TARGET AROUND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, UNDERSTANDABLY.
DO YOU DO A WEEK IN ORDER TO GET THE FULL, WHAT SHALL I SAY TRAFFIC BEHAVIOUR IN A CERTAIN
TIMEFRAME? SOMETIMES A WEEKEND IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN
A SCHOOL DAY OR WORK DAY?>>YES.
WE HAD A SUCCESSFUL PROJECT. IT WAS PROJECT GETBACK TARGETING DRIVERS THAT
WOULD NOT STOP FOR THE SCHOOL BUSES. WE FOUND THERE WAS AN ISSUE FROM COP LOGIC.
PEOPLE WERE SENDING US EMAILS. PEOPLE ARE NOT STOPPING FOR BUSES.
HALTON REGIONAL POLICE DEVELOPED THIS PROJECT GET BACK, WHICH WAS SUCCESSFUL.
WE STILL DO IT. WE KNOW THERE’S AN ISSUE.
DRIVERS ARE NOT STOPPING FOR SCHOOL BUSES. WE TARGET THE AREAS OF 7:00 IN THE MORNING
UNTIL 9:00 AND THEN WE GO BACK IN THE AFTERNOON.>>SO, I’M GLAD YOU RAISED COP LOGIC.
I WAS NOT AWARE OF THAT. SO IF SOMEBODY WAS WITNESSING, I KNOW SOME
OF THE RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN SAYING THEY HAVE BEEN WANTING AN INCREASED PRESENCE AND AGAIN
I REALIZE YOU’RE TRYING TO JUGGLE, YOU KNOW, THE LANDS ACROSS THE COMMUNITY.
OTHER THAN THROUGH COP LOGIC OR THE OTHER PROGRAM GET BACK, AN AVERAGE PERSON, IF THEY
CALL IN, DOES IT HAVE TO BE A GROUP OF RESIDENTS OR CAN IT BE AN INDIVIDUAL?
SOMETIMES PEOPLE SAY SHOULD I GET A PETITION TO INDICATE THAT THERE’S A PROBLEM IN THE
AREA OTHER THAN MAYBE WHAT OUR STAFF WOULD BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU IN THEIR TRAFFIC STUDIES?
SO AN INDIVIDUAL CAN STILL CALL AND ASK FOR THAT TO BE ATTENDED?
>>YES. A CITIZEN CAN RECALL.
I’LL PROVIDE MY NUMBER AT THE END. [LAUGHTER]
>>SO WE ALSO ISSUE WARNING LETTERS BECAUSE I HEARD SOMEONE MENTIONED ABOUT WARNING LETTERS.
IF A CITIZEN OBSERVES ERRATIC BEHAVIOUR ON A DRIVER, HE GETS THAT LICENCE PLATE.
AGAIN, HE GOES ON OUR WEBSITE. THERE’S AN AREA ON OTHER WEBSITE, TRAFFIC
COMPLAINTS. DROP DOWN, FILL IT OUT.
COMES TO ME. WE ISSUE A LETTER TO THE REGISTERED OWNER
OF THAT VEHICLE.>>JUST ON THAT POINT, I RECEIVED ONE OF THOSE
LETTERS WHEN MY SON FIRST STARTED DRIVING, AND IT WAS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO USE THAT
AS A TEACHING MECHANISM. AND I CALLED UP YOUR OFFICE.
THEY WERE SURPRISED. I THANKED THEM FOR THE LETTER.
BUT AGAIN PARENTS TO BE AWARE, ESPECIALLY IF IT IS THE PARENTS’ VEHICLE, THE PERSON
IS DOING THIS, SO THAT’S A VERY GOOD PROGRAM. I’LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ATTENDING THIS EVENING.>>THANK YOU.
>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, COUNCILLOR DUDDECK. COUNCILLOR GITTINGS, DID I SEE YOUR HAND?
>>YOU DID, MR. MAYOR. THANKS FOR COMING OUT.
SO IT’S ROAD WATCH OR TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS ON THE HRPS WEBSITE?
>>WWW.HALTONREGIONALPOLICE.COM. FIRST BOX ON THE FAR LEFT.
CLICK THAT. DROP DOWN SAYS TRAFFIC COMPLAINTS.
CLICK THAT BOX. IT TELLS YOU LIKE IF IT’S STOP SIGNS, AGGRESSIVE
SPEEDING. IT COMES TO MY OFFICE.
>>YOU MENTIONED THE PHOTO, OR THE RADAR SIGNS, THE DISPLAY UNITS.
MY QUESTION TO STAFF TO SAY I UNDERSTAND THOSE CAN BE UPGRADED TO DO EVERYTHING PHOTO RADAR
DOES EXCEPT ISSUE A TICKET. AND THE CONCERN FROM STAFF IS MR. COZZI LET
US KNOW TONIGHT WAS THAT WE AREN’T ABLE TO GO TO THE MTO AND GET THAT INFORMATION.
IF I FILLED OUT THAT COP LOGIC OR ROAD WATCH, YOU WOULD DO THAT SERVICE, WOULD YOU NOT?
TO RUN THE PLATE, IF YOU WILL?>>WHAT HAPPENS IS WHEN THE COMPLAINT COMES
IN, WE ALWAYS HAVE TO VERIFY THAT LICENCE PLATE.
CORRECT, WE WOULD RUN THAT PLATE TO MAKE SURE THAT’S WHAT THE PARTY IS TALKING ABOUT.
THEY MAY SEE IT’S A WHITE JAG AND IT’S A BLACK BMW.
THEN WE WOULDN’T SEND A WARNING LETTER BECAUSE THE PLATE WAS WRONG.
YES, WE WOULD CHECK THE PLATE.>>THAT’S ANOTHER DISCUSSION POSSIBLY.
IF WE WERE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH UPGRADING THOSE UNITS, IS THAT THE KIND OF THING THAT
HRPS, BECAUSE IT’S A CONTINUATION OF ROAD WATCH.
IT’S JUST INSTEAD OF A PHONE CALL, IT’S A DIGITAL PICTURE.
>>YES. I WON’T BE ABLE TO ANSWER THAT.
>>YOU SAW WHERE I WAS GOING WITH THAT ONE. COUNCILLOR DUDDECK TALKED ABOUT SCHOOL ZONES
AND HOW YOU HAVE SOME GREAT PROJECTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WHETHER IT BE PARKING ISSUES, WHETHER
IT BE SPEEDING, WHATEVER. DO YOU HAVE ANY ENFORCEMENT SPECIFIC TO HIGH
SCHOOL AREAS, WHETHER IT BE MORNING OR LUNCH TIME OR WHEN SCHOOL EXITS?
>>WELL, I DON’T HAVE STATS FOR THAT.>>NO, SIR.
>>THE TOWN OF OAKVILLE AND THE HALTON REGIONAL POLICE IMPLEMENTED WITH THE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT
OFFICERS THAT TAKE PICTURES OF VEHICLES THAT ARE PARKING IN HIGH SCHOOL AREAS AND THE PUBLIC
SCHOOLS TO KEEP THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC MOVING.>>RIGHT.
>>WE HAVE HIGH SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICERS THAT ARE DEDICATED TO SCHOOLS.
THEY GENERALLY PATROL THAT SCHOOL. I WOULDN’T KNOW TOO MUCH ABOUT THAT AREA.
BECAUSE THAT’S A DIFFERENT AREA FOR ME. THAT’S MORE SERGEANT CLAYTON’S.
>>ALL RIGHT. AND ONE OF THE COMMENTS THAT CAME UP AT COMMITTEE
LAST WEEK WAS WHETHER SPEEDING WAS AN ONGOING ISSUE.
DO YOU GET MORE CALLS AND EMAILS IN THE SPRING WHEN PEOPLE HAVE THEIR WINDOWS OPEN AND THEY’RE
OUT?>>IT’S STEADY.
>>IT’S YEAR ROUND?>>YES.
>>IT’S GOOD FOR JOB SECURITY, INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING FOR RESIDENT.
>>YES.>>THANK YOU.
>>MAYOR BURTON: COUNCILLOR HUTCHINS.>>YES, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING.
>>THANK YOU.>>VERY INTERESTING.
I HAVEN’T HEARD ABOUT COP LOGIC BEFORE.>>DO YOU KNOW OF ANY COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE
PERHAPS VEHICLES THAT LOOK LIKE POLICE VEHICLES BUT ACTUALLY AREN’T BUT ARE USED FOR TRAFFIC
CALMING PURPOSES AND MOVED AROUND VARIOUS PLACES?
HAVE YOU HEARD OF THAT.>>I KNOW HE HEARD OF THAT.
THE HALTON POLICE HAD A PROJECT MANY YEARS AGO.
THEY HAD A VEHICLE THEY JUST HAD ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD.
I DON’T KNOW HOW SUCCESSFUL WAS. I DON’T HAVE STATS.
THAT’S DEFINITELY SOMETHING WE CAN COULD LOOK INTO.
>>YES. I THINK I DON’T WANT TO BE TYING UP POLICE
TIME. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT SOMEBODY COULD BE DRIVING
AROUND AND PARKED AND THEN DRIVE AROUND SOMEWHERE ELSE AND PARK.
THAT WILL MAY FRIGHTEN PEOPLE.>>WHAT A LOT I DON’T KNOW WHICH MUNICIPALITY
IT WAS. THEY TOOK AN OLDER CRUISER AND JUST LEFT IT.
IT DOESN’T TIE UP ANY OFFICERS. BUT AGAIN THAT’S SOMETHING I’LL HAVE TO LOOK
INTO.>>GREAT IDEA.
BECAUSE THAT WAY YOU COULD MOVE THEM AROUND, PARK THEM, EXCELLENT.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU.
>>MAYOR BURTON: ALL RIGHTY. LET’S TURN TO THE OTHER WING HERE.
COUNCILLOR ELGAR, ARE YOU DESIREUS OF GOING NEXT?
>>I THINK. IS SPEEDING MORE PREVALENT IN OAKVILLE THAN
THE OTHER THREE MUNICIPALITIES? ON A PER CAPITA BASIS?
>>AGAIN, THAT’S SOMETHING I WOULDN’T KNOW RIGHT YET.
I DON’T HAVE STATS ON THAT. SORRY.
>>YOU ARE LOOKING FOR BRAGGING RIGHTS? [LAUGHTER]
>>WELL, NO, BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER. ANY COUNCILLOR YOU TALK TO IN ANY MUNICIPALITY
IN ONTARIO SPEEDING IS THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE EVERYWHERE.
>>YES, SIR.>>YET THEY ARE ALL PEOPLE THAT EITHER LIVE
ON THE STREET OR THE STREET SURROUNDING THEM. IT’S NOT ALL THE PEOPLE DRIVING FROM MILTON
TO OAKVILLE. SO IT’S WITHIN US.
>>YES, SIR. THANK YOU.
>>MAYOR BURTON: GOING ALONG, WHO MIGHT BE NEXT?
COUNCILLOR GRAHAM.>>THANK YOU.
LIVING IN COLLEGE PARK, WHICH INCLUDES RIDGE ROAD, I’M A FREQUENT FLYER OF THE HALTON ROAD
WATCH PROGRAM. WHICH I FOUND TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL.
PEOPLE SUGGEST IT WOULD BE SUCCESSFUL. I APPRECIATE YOU GIVING OUT THE WEB ADDRESS.
BUT YOU KIND OF UNDERSOLD THE FACT JUST LAST WEEK YOU RELEASED AN APP.
>>I WAS JUST GOING TO MENTION THAT.>>THERE WE GO.
IF YOU CLICK ON FILE REPORT, YOU CAN GET HALTON ROAD WATCH.
MOST PEOPLE HAVE THEIR PHONES WITH THEM. I LOVE IT.
WHEN I WAS WALKING DOWN THE STREET AND SAW SOMEBODY DOING SOMETHING STUPID.
AND I WOULD TRY AND FIGURE OUT, TRY AND WRITE DOWN EVERYTHING ABOUT THE CAR.
SO I LOVE THE FACT YOU NOW HAVE THIS ON A PHONE APP BECAUSE I HAVE ANY PHONE WITH ME
ALL THE TIME. AND I WOULD APPRECIATE, I REALIZE YOU HAVE
A WHOLE OTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO DEAL WITH PROMOTIONS AND STUFF.
BUT I THINK PROMOTING THIS WOULD GO A LONG WAY.
BECAUSE I THINK MOST PEOPLE UNDERSTAND POLICE CAN’T BE EVERYWHERE AT ALL TIMES.
IF WE HAVE OUR OWN CITIZENS KEEPING EYES ON THE ROAD WITH HALTON ROAD WATCH USING THIS
APP, THAT WOULD BE QUITE USEFUL.>>JUST DON’T USE IT WHILE YOU’RE DRIVING.
[LAUGHTER]>>IGNORE COMPLAINT FROM TRAFALGAR THIS AFTERNOON
FOR ME THEN. [LAUGHTER]
>>MAYOR BURTON: COUNCILLOR ADAMS, I BELIEVE, YOU MIGHT BE NEXT.
>>I THANK THE POLICE FOR BEING HERE. BUT I HAVE A QUESTION FOR MR. COZZI.
WHEN THE APPROPRIATE TIME.>>MAYOR BURTON: COUNCILLOR, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING?
ALL RIGHT. SERGEANT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING AND
SHARING YOUR INFORMATION WITH US. I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY THAT
YOU BEING HERE PROVIDES ME TO MENTION THAT DEVELOPMENT REGIONAL POLICE FORCE ARE BEGINNING
THE TRY ANY, EVERY THREE YEARS BUSINESS OF BUILDING THE NEXT THREE YEAR BUSINESS PLAN
FOR THE SERVICE. AND YOU WILL SEE THE PUBLIC WILL SEE OPPORTUNITIES,
INVITATIONS IN THE MEDIA TO PARTICIPATE AT THE PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS THAT THE POLICE WILL
BE CONDUCTING ALL OVER OAKVILLE AND INDEED ALL OVER HALTON.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME TO THAT. THE POLICE TAKE SERIOUSLY THEIR JOB AND THEIR
DUTY AND THEY’RE HERE TO HELP. WE HAVE AN OUTSTANDING POLICE FORCE WITH INCREDIBLE
STATISTICS ON THE PERFORMANCE SIDE. AND THERE IS NO I KNOW AS CHAIR OF THE POLICE,
THAT THERE IS NO HESITATION WHATSOEVER IN THE POLICE TO DEALING WITH THE PUBLIC’S CONCERNS.
THE POLICE TRULY ARE HERE TO HELP. AND OUR POLICE MORE THAN ANY OTHER POLICE
SERVICE IN THIS COUNTRY, ALTHOUGH ALL OF CANADA’S POLICE SUBSCRIBE TO THE PEEL PRINCIPLES, BUT
THE PEEL PRINCIPLES, SIR ROBERT PEEL’S PRINCIPLES FOR POLICE BOIL DOWN TO A COMMUNITY CAN ONLY
HAVE THE POLICING THAT IT WANTS AND VALUES AND THE COMMUNITY ARE THE POLICE AND THE POLICE
ARE THE COMMUNITY. AND OUR FORCE LIVES THAT ETHIC EVERY DAY.
IN EVERY WAY. SO I URGE THE PUBLIC TO ENGAGE WITH THE POLICE.
THE POLICE BOARD MEETS EVERY MONTH. THEY MEET IN PUBLIC.
EVERY MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC IS WELCOME TO BRING THEIR ISSUES THERE.
AS WELCOME AS PEOPLE ARE TOLE BRING THEM HERE. AND I HOPE THAT COUNCIL WILL KEEP IN MIND
THAT IT’S NOT EFFICIENT FOR US TO TRY TO DUPLICATE THE POLICE.
AND I ASSURE YOU THE POLICE CAN DO THEIR JOB BETTER THAN WE CAN DO THEIR JOB.
SO WITH THAT, I HOPE THAT, I HOPE THAT YOUR VISIT WILL NOT HAVE BEEN IN VAIN.
THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.
>>MAYOR BURTON: SO, NOW WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR FOR THE BALANCE.
COUNCILLOR DUDDECK.>>I BELIEVE COUNCILLOR ADAMS AND I ACTUALLY
ALSO WANTED TO ASK MR. COZZI A QUESTION.>>MAYOR BURTON: BECAUSE OF YOUR TIMELY REMINDER.
WHY DON’T YOU GO AHEAD OF COUNCILLOR CUDDY AND ADAMS.
>>MR. COZY, I WAS CONCERNED WHEN I HEARD SOME PRESENTS ALBEIT MAYBE IN JEST, ERECTING
OR PUTTING SOMETHING ON THE MUNICIPAL SIDE OF THE ROAD IN ORDER TO SORT OF ENFORCE THEIR
OWN VERSION OF TRAFFIC CALMING. THE ONLY ONES THAT DO TRAFFIC CALMING IS THE
MUNICIPALITY. IN OTHER WORDS, PEOPLE DON’T PUT ROCKS, BOULDERS,
WHATEVER ON THE SIDE.>>THERE’S THE ISSUE OF ENCROACHMENTS AND
THE SUGGESTED CAN RESIDENTS APPLY FOR, CAN THE TOWN MANAGE A PROGRAM FOR RESIDENTS TO
PROVIDE THEIR OWN TRAFFIC CALMING? I’LL ADMIT I STRUGGLE WITH THAT CONCEPT.
IT’S NOT REALLY THE ISSUE OF LIABILITY. IT’S THE ISSUE OF THE OTHER PROBLEMS THAT
TRAFFIC CALMING MEASURES CREATE. SO REMEMBER LAST WEEK WE TALKED ABOUT THE
EXAMPLE OF AKLEIN. WE LEARNED A VALUABLE LESSON WHEN NOT TO USE
SPEED CUSHIONS. YOU MENTIONED ONE WHERE PEOPLE, YOU’RE GETTING
CALLS FROM RESIDENTS ON A CERTAIN STREETS. I FORGET WHICH.
SAYING SINCE YOU INSTALLED THE SPEED CUSHIONS ON SUCH AND SUCH A STREET, PEOPLE TO AVOID
THOSE ARE COMING DOWN OUR STREET. SO NOW IF WE HAVE NEIGHBOURHOODS THAT ARE
PROPOSING TO PAY FOR THEIR OWN TRAFFIC CALMING, ARE WE BASICALLY PUSHING THE PROBLEM OVER
TO ANOTHER NEIGHBOURHOOD? I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING, YOU KNOW, WE WILL
DISCUSS IN OUR REPORT. BUT I’LL BE CANDID WITH YOU, I STRUGGLE WITH
THE CONCEPT OF A RESIDENTS SPONSORED PROGRAM OUTSIDE A REGULATED OR REGIMENTED TRAFFIC
CALMING PROGRAM APPROVED BY COUNCIL.>>AND I GUESS THAT AGAIN SPEAKS TO THE ISSUE
THAT WHEN WE DO IMPLEMENT SOMETHING, WE GO THROUGH A VERY THOROUGH PUBLIC PROCESS WHERE
THE PUBLIC CAN COMMENTS AND BE PART OF THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS.
I GUESS MY CONCERN IS AS YOU SAY, IF A NEIGHBOURING STREET IS BEING IMPACTED DETRIMENTALLY AS
A RESULT OF SOMETHING, WE CAN’T BE TAKING IT INTO OUR OWN HANDS.
OK. THANK YOU.
>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, COUNCILLOR. COUNCILLOR ADAMS.
>>THANKS VERY MUCH. MR. COZZI, THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING THE QUESTION
WITH REGARDS TO THE SCORING SYSTEM IN THE APPENDIX.
WHEN WE WOULD GET TO SEE WHAT THE RANKING SYSTEM WOULD PRODUCE.
SOMETIMES WHEN YOU MAKE A MODEL, IT’S NOT UNTIL YOU RUN THE MODEL AND SEE WHAT IT SPITS
OUT AT THE OTHER ENDS AND DO A GUT CHECK AND SAY THAT MAKES SENSE, THAT YOU’RE COMFORTABLE
YOU GOT IT RIGHT. I WONDER IF THERE’S A WAY OF US GETTING A
CHANCE TO SEE WHAT THAT MODEL PRODUCES TO DETERMINE WHETHER WE’RE COMFORTABLE WITH THE
WAY IT’S WORKING?>>THROUGH YOU MAYOR BURTON.
YES, YOU WILL SEE IT AS SOON AS IT’S READY. WE’RE GOING TO RE RUN SURVEYS, WE’RE BASING
OUR, I THINK THE REPORT MAKES REFERENCE TO THERE’S APPROXIMATELY 12 OTHER ROADS IN TOWN
THAT QUALIFY FOR TRAFFIC CALMING. THAT’S BASED ON OLD SURVEY DATA WE HAVE.
WE WOULD LIKE TO UPDATE THAT AND SEE IF THAT LIST IS NOW 12 OR 14 OR 15 OR SOMETHING LESS,
SOMETHING MORE. AND WE WILL PRIORITIZE IT ONCE WE GET APPROVAL,
I GUESS TONIGHT. PROBABLY IN THE COMING MONTHS ONCE WE GET
THE SURVEY READY. AND WE’LL PROVIDE THAT TO YOU.
AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE, WE COULD PROVIDE IT TO YOU PERHAPS AT THAT FOLLOW UP REPORT I
KEEP TALKING ABOUT.>>THAT’S GREAT.
I’M COMFORTABLE WITH THAT TIMEFRAME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, MR. COZZI, THANK YOU, EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION.
I WOULD LIKE IN CLOSING BEFORE I CALL THE VOTE ON THE TWO ITEMS, I WOULD LIKE TO STRESS
THAT WE HAVE AN ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATION CALLED THE HALTON REGIONAL POLICE SERVICE.
IT STANDS READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO DO THE ENFORCEMENT JOB.
AND WE ARE RIGHT NOW ENGAGED IN THE TASK OF CREATING THE BUSINESS PLAN FOR THE NEXT THREE
YEARS. AND THIS BUSINESS PLAN PERFORMS THIS FUNCTION.
IT DRIVES THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE SERVICE. SO IF WE WANT MORE ENFORCEMENT, THIS IS THE
TIME TO SHOW UP AND SAY SO. AND IF WE’RE, AND IF YOU FOLLOW MY OWN PRIVATE
PERSONAL RULE ABOUT THIS, I WOULDN’T TELL THEM HOW TO DO IT.
I WOULD JUST TELL THEM WHAT I WOULD LIKE THE RESULT TO BE.
IF YOU SHOW UP AND TELL THEM THE EXPERTS THERE WITH THEIR VAST EXPERIENCE AND THEIR GREAT
SENSITIVITY TO OUR COMMUNITY CAN DO A BETTER JOB.
HELP THE POLICE DO THE JOB YOU WANT. PARTICIPATE IN THE BUDGET AND IF THE BUSINESS
PLAN CONSULTATION WHICH IN EFFECT IS A WAY OF PARTICIPATING IN THE ANNUAL BUDGET CONSULTATION
IN TIME TO MAKE AN IMPACT. SO WITH THAT, I’LL CALL THE VOTE ON ITEMS
3 AND 4. COUNCILLOR GITTINGS.
MAYBE I WON’T.>>JUST FOR CLARIFICATION.
YOU PROVIDED THE CLARIFICATION. I WASN’T SURE WHETHER THE MOTION WAS ON THE
TABLE OR NOT.>>MAYOR BURTON: YES, IT WAS MOVED AND SEPARATED.
IT’S STILL MOVED. WE JUST VOTED ON THE BALANCE.
>>OK. I APOLOGIZE YOUR WORSHIP.
I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK TO THE MOTION BEFORE IT’S VOTED ON, IS THAT OK?
>>SPEAK AWAY.>>I DO APPRECIATE.
I UNFORTUNATELY I WON’T BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE MOTION.
I HAVE HAD ONGOING DISCUSSIONS WITH THIS, WITH MR. COZZI.
THERE’S THE PROBLEM. I AM CONTINUE TO HAVE IN THE BACK OF HEAD
THE CORONER’S REPORT FROM 2010 THAT STATED IF YOU GET HIT BY A CAR GOING 50 KILOMETRES
AN HOUR, YOU HAVE 67% CHANCE OF DYING. IF YOU GET HIT BY A CAR GOING 30 KILOMETRES
AN HOUR, YOU HAVE A 5% CHANCE OF DYING. I WOULD RATHER ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION
OF GIVING ANY PEDESTRIAN ON OUR STREETS MORE THAN A 50/50 CHANCE OF LIVING.
SOMEWHERE AROUND THE 40 KILOMETRE RANGE ON OUR RESIDENTIAL STREETS.
THE PROBLEM WITH MS. FOWLER AND MR. RALPH. WE HAD A CONVERSATION ABOUT WHY A CERTAIN
SPEED ON A CERTAIN STREET AND IT WAS DUE TO STREET ENGINEERING AND ROADWAY ENGINEERING.
AND I DON’T THINK WE FACTOR IN ENOUGH PEDESTRIAN FATALITY RATES.
I DON’T THINK WE FACTOR IN YOU KNOW A NEED TO CHANGE THE CULTURE.
WE SIT VERY HAPPILY HIND, IT’S EVERYWHERE AND IT’S OUR NEIGHBOURS.
THEREFORE WHAT CAN WE DO. LET’S TRY STUFF AROUND THE EDGES.
I REMEMBER AS A KID MY MOTHER THROWING THIS POP CAN OUT IN THE GARBAGE WITH THE NEWSPAPER.
ALL THE OTHER GARBAGE AND DRAGGING IT DOWN TO THE END OF THE STREET EVERY WEEK.
NOW SHE TAKES MY DAUGHTER BY THE HAND AND SHOWS HER WHERE HERRERO GUTTER CUP GOES IN
THE RECYCLING BIN. IT’S A CULTURAL CHANGE.
IT HAS TO HAPPEN. BUT IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN SOMEWHERE.
I DON’T THINK THROWING OUR HANDS UP IN THE AIR AND SAYING THAT WELL, YOU KNOW, IT DOESN’T
FIT THE STREET IS THE WAY TO GO. SO WITH THAT, I’LL CLOSE.
BUT I JUST WANTED THOSE REMARKS ON THE RECORD AND I WOULD ALSO ASK FOR A RECORDED VOTE.
>>MAYOR BURTON: NO PROBLEM. RECORDED VOTES ARE AVAILABLE ON REQUEST.
COUNCILLOR GITTINGS.>>THANK YOU, MR. MAYOR.
I CONCUR WITH COUNCILLOR O’MEARA. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE GREATER USE OF 40 KILOMETRES
AN HOUR SPEED LIMITS ON OUR STREETS. WE HAVE EXTENSIVE AREAS WHERE THERE ARE NO
CURBS OR SIDEWALKS FORCING PEOPLE AND CYCLISTS AND KIDS TO BE ON THE STREET.
I HAD HOPED FOR SOME FORM OF RECOMMENDATION FOR THESE ROADS.
PLANS FOR INCREASED EDUCATION AND ENFORCEMENT I WOULD HAVE FELT BETTER IF I SEEN SOMETHING
THERE TO TRY AND WORK WITH THE RESIDENTS. AND THE METHOD OF USING RADAR DISPLAY UNITS
IS PART OF THE HRPS ROAD WATCH PROGRAM. I APPRECIATE VERY MUCH MOST OF THE INFORMATION
AND THE WORK THAT’S BEEN DONE BY STAFF I GUESS I’M SPEAKING OUT OF FRUSTRATION ON BEHALF
OF MYSELF AND THE RESIDENTS I TALK TO PRETTY WELL DAILY IN TERMS OF WHAT CAN BE DONE TO
KEEP THEIR STREETS SAFE AND THEIR CHILDREN SAFE.
SO I’M NOT ABLE TO SUPPORT IT, AS WELL. THANKS.
>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, COUNCILLOR GITTINGS. COUNCILLOR GRANT.
>>I APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS FROM COUNCILLOR GITTINGS AND O’MEARA.
WHAT WE HEARD FROM OUR TRAFFIC ENGINEERING STAFF PEOPLE QUITE OFTEN DON’T REALLY PAY
ATTENTION TO THE SPEED LIMITS. AND THE REDUCTION IN SPEED SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT
THING IF YOU PUT IT ON THE SIGN AND REMIND PEOPLE OF IT.
BUT UNFORTUNATELY YOU STILL HAVE TO GET THE BUY IN FROM THE PEOPLE DRIVING.
I THINK WHAT WE’RE APPROVING TONIGHT OR WOULD HOPEFULLY APPROVE TONIGHT IS A FEW STEPS TO
GET PEOPLE TO TRY AND SLOW DOWN. AND THEN ONCE WE GET THE BUY IN FROM THE PUBLIC,
OK, WE HAVE TO BE MORE CAUTIOUS WHEN WE’RE DRIVING, WE CAN REVISIT LOOKING AT THE SPEEDS
THEY GO. BUT FRANKLY IF YOU HAVE SOMEBODY WHO FEELS
LIKE THEY HAVE TO GET SOMEWHERE RIGHT AWAY, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO CARE IF IT’S 50 OR 40
KILOMETRES PER HOUR. THEY’RE JUST GOING TO PUT THEIR FOOT DOWN
ON THAT GAS. SO I’M GOING TO BE SUPPORTING THE MOTION THIS
EVENING.>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, COUNCILLOR GRANT.
ANY OTHER SPEAKERS? COUNCILLOR HUTCHINS.
>>YES, I AGREE WITH COUNCILLOR GRANT. LOWERING THE SPEEDS DOESN’T REALLY HELP.
WHAT DOES HELP IS NARROWING THE ROADS. SO I’M HOPING THAT NUMBER 7 WHICH WAS ASPECT
OF THE TOWN COMING BACK TO US LOOKING AT WAYS IN WHICH CITIZENS CAN LOOK AT NOIR ROWING
THE ROADS IN THEIR NEIGHBOURHOOD IF NECESSARY. THEN IT WOULD BE RUN BY THE TOWN AND WOULD
BE A PROPER TOWN ORGANIZED SYSTEM WHICH WILL ALLOW US TO DO THAT.
SO I WILL BE SUPPORTING THE MOTION BASED ON MY HOPE TO GET SOME FEEDBACK FROM THE TOWN
ON THAT.>>MAYOR BURTON: ANY OTHERS?
COUNCILLOR ADAMS.>>I WANT TO THANK THE OTHER MEMBERS FOR THE
DISCUSSION THIS EVENING. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHETHER WHAT THEY SEEK
IS A ACROSS THE BOARD 40 KILOMETRES AN HOUR SPEED LIMIT OR WHETHER THEY WOULD LIKE TO
SEE AN EXPANSION OF THE ZONES THAT ARE UNDER DISCUSSION?
AND IF THAT’S THE CASE, THEN I WOULD CERTAINLY SUPPORT AN AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION THAT WOULD
ASK OUR STAFF TO REVIEW THE RESULTS OF THE EXPANDED SPEED REDUCTION ZONES AND TO BRING
BACK FURTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND THE ZONES IN THE FUTURE PERHAPS IN 20717.
2017.>>MAYOR BURTON: COUNCILLOR GITTINGS.
>>THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THAT.
THE 40K CENTRE IN THE SENIOR CENTRES, LIBRARIES AND PARKS ARE GREAT.
THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS, IT’S WELCOMED ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE SCHOOLS MENTIONED ARE IN MY AREA,
COUNCILLOR HUTCHINS AREAS ARE CORNWALL AND LAKESHORE.
I CAN’T THINK OF ANY YOUTH THAT WALK TO THE SCHOOLS GIVEN THE LOCATION AND GEOGRAPHIC
AREA THEY POLL FROM. MOST ARE DRIVE TO LOCATIONS.
A BLANKET 40K ON ALL STREETS, I DON’T THINK THAT’S NECESSARY.
BUT I THINK GIVEN SOME OF THE STATS WE HAVE AND FRUSTRATION THAT WE HAVE OVER TRAFFIC
CALMING THAT’S BEEN IN PLACE FOR 12 YEARS, 14 YEARS IN SOME CASES, AND NOTHING HAS HAPPENED.
WE HAVE REDUCED, WE HAVE PAINTED. WE HAVE RUN RADAR, WHATEVER.
WE HAVE HAD FLASHING SIGNS. AND IT’S STILL NOT THERE.
SO I APPRECIATE THAT. I STILL WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE INCREASED EDUCATION
ENFORCEMENT AND VERY MUCH APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHT.
WOULD IT HELP? DEFINITELY.
>>MAYOR BURTON: COUNCILLOR ADAMS.>>THEN WOULD YOU LIKE TO COSPONSOR WITH ME
THAT AMENDMENT? NOT THAT YOU NEED A COSPONSOR IN AN AMENDMENT.
BUT I MOVE THAT AMENDMENT IF YOU THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE A HELPFUL THING.
>>IF YOU REFRESH US OVER ON THE OTHER SIDE.>>THAT STAFF REVIEW THE RESULTS OF THE SPEED
REDUCTION ZONES CHANGE AND REPORT BACK ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR FURTHER SPEED REDUCTION
ZONES IN THE FUTURE.>>THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
AND PERHAPS WE CAN INCLUDE EDUCATION IN THERE, AS WELL.
I DON’T KNOW WHETHER THAT WOULD BE>>STAFF REPORT ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR FURTHER
EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS AT SPEED REDUCTION?>>HAVE YOU GOT THAT WRITTEN OUT?
>>COULD YOU WRITE THAT OUT?>>I COULD WRITE THAT OUT.
>>WOULD YOU PLEASE.>>COUNCILLOR CHISHOLM.
>>WE’RE TALL TALKING ABOUT EDUCATION WE’RE ALL TALKING ABOUT EDUCATION.
IT’S THE DRIVERS IN OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD, THAT’S THE CRUX OF THE PROBLEM.
A STRATEGY TO PUT IN PLACE, PEDESTRIAN /DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM.
EDUCATION PROGRAM, SORRY.>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, COUNCILLOR.
WE’LL SEE WHAT HE INCLUDES. COUNCILLOR O’MEARA.
>>MAYBE WHILE COUNCILLOR ADAMS IS WRITING THAT UP, I WOULD THANK HIM FOR THAT OFFER,
AS WELL. AND AGAIN IF IT WOULD, IF THAT EXPANSION WOULD
INCLUDE RESIDENTIAL AREAS THAT DON’T HAPPEN TO HAVE A SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY CENTRE, BUT
STILL FIND 50, 55 KILOMETRES AN HOUR TO FAST FOR THE STREET, I WOULD WELCOME THAT ENTIRELY.
THANK YOU.>>MAYOR BURTON: WOULD COUNCIL LIKE A BREAK
WHILE COUNCILLOR ADAMS WORKS ON THIS OMNIBUS AMENDMENT?
>>I MOVE A BIO BREAK.>>MAYOR BURTON: ALL RIGHT.
I WILL CALL A BRIEF RECESS. FIVE MINUTES.
[BREAK]>>MAYOR BURTON: ALL RIGHT.
THE TIME TO REASSEMBLE HAS ARRIVED. LET’S SEE IF WE CAN GET QUORUM BACK AT THE
TABLE. HERE THEY COME.
>>MAYOR BURTON: ALL RIGHT. WE’RE BACK TOGETHER.
I’LL CALL THE MEETING BACK TO ORDER. THE AMENDMENT IS BY COUNCILLOR ADAMS AND COUNCILLOR
GITTINGS. AND IT’S IN TWO PARTS.
THE FIRST PART IS STAFF REVIEW THE RESULTS OF THE SPEED REDUCTION ZONES AND REPORT BACK
ON OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND THE SPEED REDUCTION ZONES IN THE FUTURE.
THE SECOND PART READS, STAFF REPORT BACK ON OPPORTUNITIES FOR FURTHER PUBLIC EDUCATION
FOR PEDESTRIANS AND DRIVERS TO REDUCE LOCAL SPEEDING.
AND IS EVERYBODY SATISFIED WITH THAT?>>THAT NUMBER 5 AND 6?
>>MAYOR BURTON: YES, TWO NEW PARTS. I BELIEVE EVERYBODY, I HAVE WAITED TO THE
END FOR HOPE THERE, A MAYORAL FINAL WORD ON THIS.
>>FIRST, WE HAVE A METHOD IN OUR PROCEDURE BY LAW FOR ANY PAIR OF COUNCILLORS WHO WISH
TO PUT BEFORE COUNCIL A NEED TO CHANGE THE SPEED LIMIT ON A STREET THAT FEELS IT NEEDS
IT. WE HAVE A MECHANISM FOR THAT.
IT’S CALLED A REQUEST FOR REPORT. IT GENERATES A REPORT BY STAFF.
STAFF, THE STAFF REPORT REPORTS TO COUNCIL WHETHER IT SUPPORTS, WHETHER STAFF SUPPORT
OR NOT THE IDEA. AND THEN COUNCIL MAKES THE DETERMINATION.
SO AND BY SIMILAR METHODS TO THAT, WE HAVE LOWERED THE SPEED LIMIT TO 40 ON STREETS AROUND
TOWN. AND WE HEARD TONIGHT THAT ON MORRIS SON WHERE
THE SPEED LIMIT IS 40, IT DOESN’T WORK. SO WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF WORK OVER THE GENERATIONS
HERE. NOT JUST THIS COUNCIL, BUT GENERATIONS OF
COUNCILS BEFORE THAT IT’S EASY TO WANT THINGS. BUT IT’S NOT NECESSARILY ALWAYS TRUE THEY
WORK THE WAY YOU INTEND. THAT’S NUMBER ONE.
THERE’S A METHOD TO GET A 40 ANYWHERE YOU WANT IT.
WE HAD EVIDENCE HERE TONIGHT THAT IT DIDN’T WORK ON MORRISON.
WHETHER IT WORKED ON MORRISON OR NOT IS IRREFUSAL THE TO MECHANISM.
THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT IS ALWAYS WITH US HERE.
>>THE OTHER THING THAT I HEARD THAT I’M GLAD DISAPPEARED WAS THERE WAS A DESIRE FOR ENFORCEMENT.
AND I WANT TO UNDERLINE THAT ENFORCEMENT IS A POLICE ACTIVITY AND WE HAVE A PARTNERSHIP
WITH THE POLICE. THEY ARE THE ENFORCEMENT ARM AND IN THIS PARTICULAR
CASE, WE’RE THE LEGISLATIVE ARM. SO YOU WOULDN’T, I HOPE EVERYBODY SEES, BELIEVES
AND UNDERSTANDS THE WISDOM OF THAT. WE SET THE SPEED LIMIT.
THE POLICE ENFORCE IT. AND THEY ARE RESPONSIVE TO CALLS FOR SERVICE.
SO WITH THAT, I’LL CALL THE VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT. ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR?
ANY OPPOSED? THE AMENDMENT CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.
>>I WILL NOW>>MAYOR BURTON: COUNCILLOR ADAMS, WHICH ITEM
ARE YOU ADDING THIS TO, 3 OR 4?>>ADDED TO ITEM 3.
>>MAYOR BURTON: OK. YOU OK WITH THAT?
>>THERE WOULD BE NEW ITEMS. NEW 8 AND 9S TO ITEM 3.
>>MAYOR BURTON: YOU ARE GOING TO ADD THE NUMBERS.
ALL RIGHT.>>SO NOW I’M GOING TO CALL THE READIED VOTE
ON THE MAIN MOTION ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR OF THE MAIN MOTION AS AMENDED, PLEASE RISE TO
BE NAMED. COUNCILLOR LISHCHYNA, COUNCILLOR ADAMS, COUNCILLOR
GRANT, COUNCILLOR KNOLL, COUNCILLOR ELGAR, MAYOR BURTON.
COUNCILLOR HUTCHINS, COUNCILLOR GITTINGS, CHOICE HOLMES, ROBINSON AND COUNCILLOR O’MEARA,
THANK YOU ONE AND ALL.>>NOW, WE JUST HAD A DEMONSTRATION OF A VERY
IMPORTANT PARLIAMENTARY SKILL, I’LL CALL IT. IT’S A LIFE SKILL.
AND THAT WAS WE HAD A DISAGREEMENT AND SOMEONE THOUGHT TO ASK IN EFFECT ONE MEMBER ASKED
THE OTHER A VARIATION ON THE QUESTION, WHAT DO WE HAVE TO DO TO CHANGE IT TO GET YOUR
SUPPORT. I THANK COUNCILLOR ADAMS FOR DOING THAT AND
COUNCILLOR O’MEARA FOR HIS POSITIVE AND CONSTRUCTIVE RESPONSE TO THAT.
WHEN WE DO THAT, WE ARE FULFILLING THE HIGHEST HOPE AND AMBITION OUR TOWN HAS AS A COUNCIL.
AND IT’S BEEN A LOVELY MOMENT. AND I THANK EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR PART
IN IT.>>SO NOW THAT WE HAVE DEALT WITH OUR STANDING
COMMITTEE REPORTS, THAT’S RIGHT. WE’RE MOVING ON TO WE’RE MOVING ON TO ADMINISTRATIVE
SERVICES COMMITTEE. COUNCILLOR KNOLL DECLARES A PECUNIARY INTEREST,
WITH RESPECT TO THE CLAUSE 3. I LOOK FOR A MOTION FOR THE ENTIRE REPORT.
COUNCILLOR DUDDECK, THANK YOU. A SECOND.
COUNCILLOR CHISHOLM. I WILL CALL THE VOTE EXCEPT FOR CLAUSE 3 OF
ITEM 6 SO COUNCILLOR KNOLL CAN PARTICIPATE. AND THEN I WILL CALL THE VOTE ON CLAUSE 3.
ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR? OPPOSED IF ANY.
THAT CARRIES. CALLING THE VOTE ON CLAUSE 3 AND LET THE MINUTES
SHOW COUNCILLOR KNOLL IS NOT PARTICIPATING IN THAT.
COUNCILLOR DUDDECK, DID YOU HAVE A COMMENT? ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR OF CLAUSE 3.
ANY OPPOSED. CLAUDE 3 IS ALSO ADOPTED.
NOW IT’S WITH GREAT PLEASURE I TURN TO THE MAIN NUMBER ONE ITEM ON OUR AGENDA THIS EVENING.
AND THAT IS THE QUARTERLY REPORT AND AUTHORIZATION REQUEST FROM OAKVILLE ENTERPRISES CORPORATION.
IF YOU GIVE YOUR ATTENTION TO THE C.E.O. AND PRESIDENT MR. ROB LISTER.
WE WILL DEAL WITH THIS MATTER.>>ANYTHING ON YOUR SCREEN.
THERE IT IS. OK.
MAYOR BURTON, MEMBERS OF COUNCIL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LETTING US PRESENT OUR QUARTERLY
UPDATE. PLEASED TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.
WITH ME TONIGHT I HAVE SCOTT MOODY, JIM COLLINS, MIKE BROWN, IRENE TURNBULL, MARY CAPUTI.
>>MARY IS GOING TO DO A PRESENTATION. WE’RE GOING TO FOCUS ON ACHIEVEMENTS AT OAKVILLE
HYDRO. I WILL ASK MARY TO COME UP AND MAKE THE PRESENTATION.
>>THANK YOU, ROB, MAYOR BURTON. MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.
GOOD EVENING. THIS EVENING I WILL BE PROVIDING AN UPDATE
ON OAKVILLE ENTERPRISES CORPORATION FOR THE FIRST QUARTER.
EARLIER, EARLIER THIS YEAR, OAK VIAL HYDRO, THE LOCAL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY, WAS EXCITED
TO RECEIVE A VERY PRESTIGEUS AWARD FOR ITS 2015 PERFORMANCE AMONG ITS PEERS.
OAKVILLE HYDRO WAS AWARDED THE 2015LDC PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD OF THE EXCEPTIONAL LEADER
IN THE INDUSTRY BY THE ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION.
THIS AWARD WAS SPONSORED BY THE ONTARIO POWER GENERATION.
THIS AWARD EXEMPLIFIES OAKVILLE’S LEADERSHIP IN OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, OPERATIONAL
AND CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE, FINANCIAL OPERATIONS, CONSERVATION AND DEMAND MANAGEMENT
ACTION AND ITS CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY. SAFETY CONTINUES TO BE OUR TOP PRIORITY.
THROUGH OUR STAYING ALIVE SAFETY PROGRAM, OUR OVER ARCHING GOAL IS TO ENHANCE THE SAFETY
CULTURE OF THE ORGANIZATION. ENSURING THAT IT IS TOP OF MIND EVERY DAY,
ALL DAY, AT WORK AND AT HOME. OAKVILLE HYDRO, THE LOCAL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
HAS HAD NO LOST TIME INJURIES FOR OVER THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS.
WHICH AMOUNTS TO 886,000 HOURS. ACROSS THE ENTIRE ORGANIZATION, OAKVILLE ENTERPRISES
CORPORATION, THAT IS APPROXIMATELY 3.3 MILLION HOURS.
NEW THIS YEAR OAKVILLE HYDRO CONDUCTED A PUBLIC SAFETY AWARENESS SURVEY TO THE RESIDENTS OF
OAKVILLE. THIS WILL BE AN ANNUAL PROVINCIAL SURVEY TO
EDUCATE RESIDENTS ABOUT THE ELECTRICITY SAFETY HAZARDS.
OAKVILLE HYDRO EDUCATED THE RESIDENTS THROUGH LOCAL ADS, PAMPHLETS AND JUST LAST SATURDAY
AT THE KEEP CALM AND ADAPT EVENT. ON MAY 17TH, OAKVILLE HYDRO IS COHOSTING A
POWER LINE SAFETY SEMINAR. THIS SEMINAR IS DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR
CONTRACTORS AND BUSINESSES THAT ARE DEEMED HIGHEST RISK OCCUPATIONS FOR POWERLINE EXPOSURES.
SUCH AS ROOFERS, SIDERS, LANDSCAPERS, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, AND EXCAVATORS.
HOW HAVE WE GROWN? BASED ON THE LATEST PUBLIC INFORMATION, OAKVILLE
IS RANKED FIFTH HIGHEST OF THE 73 UTILITIES IN THE PROVINCE IN GROWTH OF CUSTOMERS WHICH
IS APPROXIMATELY 28.6 2.68%. OAK HAVE IT HAS SEEN A MODERATE INCREASE IN
ITS RENEWABLE GENERATION PROJECTS. THERE ARE CURRENTLY 65 ROOFTOP SOLAR CUSTOMERS.
IN 2015, THE TOWN OF OAKVILLE ADDED THREE SOLAR TOP INSTALLATIONS AT 60 MILE SPORT COMPLEX,
THE GLEN ABBEY CENTRE AND OBSERVATION RECREATIONAL CENTRE.
OUR ELECTRICITY RATES. THE ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD RECENTLY ANNOUNCED
THE NEW ELECTRICITY RATES FOR THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
THESE RATES BECAME EFFECTIVE YESTERDAY. FOR A TYPICAL RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS, THIS
WILL MEAN A 3.13 PER MONTH INCREASE TO THEIR MONTHLY BILLS.
OR EQUIVALENT TO A 2.5% INCREASE. LATER THIS FALL, EVERY RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER
WILL NOW BE RECEIVING MONTHLY BILLS INSTEAD OF EVERY OTHER MONTH THEY ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING.
ON THE CONSERVATION SIDE, STUDIES HAVE CONCLUDED OVER THE PAST TEN YEARS, THE AVERAGE ONTARIO
CONSUMER HAS REDUCED AND LOWERED THEIR ENERGY CONSUMPTION FROM 1,000 KILOWATT HOURS TO ABOUT
750 KILOWATT HOURS. THIS AVERAGE IS CONSISTENT WITH THE RESIDENTS
OF OAKVILLE. THE CONTRIBUTING FACTORS ARE TIME OF USE PRICING,
CONSERVATION, AND THE INDIVIDUAL METERING OF MULTI RESIDENTIAL COMPLEXES.
OAKVILLE HYDRO’S DISTRIBUTION CHARGE IS ONE COMPONENT OF THE ELECTRICITY BILL.
THIS IS DEPICTED ON THE PIE CHART AND ACCOUNTS FOR ON AVERAGE 19% OF THE ELECTRICITY BILL.
AS THE LOCAL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PROVIDE RELIABLE POWER 24 HOURS
A DAY, SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND 365 DAYS. AND HAVE A GOAL TO MINIMIZE THE AMOUNT OF
POWER OUTAGES. IN FACT, IN 2015, OAKVILLE’S TOTAL AVERAGE
PERIOD OF INTERRUPTION WAS 28.8 MINUTES PER CUSTOMER.
THIS IS A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT AND OAKVILLE HYDRO WAS RATED SECOND BY THE CANADIAN ELECTRICITY
ASSOCIATION FOR THE HIGHEST INDEX OF RELIABILITY. WE ARE HELPING OAKVILLE RESIDENTS WITH THEIR
ELECTRICITY BILLS THROUGH TWO PROGRAMS. THE FIRST IS THE ONTARIO ELECTRICITY SUPPORT
PROGRAM OR THE OESP WHICH CAM CAME IN EFFECT EARLY JANUARY OF THIS YEAR.
BASED ON FAMILIES FINANCIAL SITUATIONS, CUSTOMERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR UP TO A 50 DOLLAR MONTHLY
CREDIT ON THEIR BILLS. TO DATE, THEY ARE OVER 600 OAKVILLE CUSTOMERS
ON THIS PROGRAM. THE SECOND PROGRAM IS CONSIDERED AN EMERGENCY
SUPPORT PROGRAM CALLED LEAP. LOW INCOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.
THIS PROVIDES ELIGIBLE CUSTOMERS WITH A ONE TIME ANNUAL CREDIT FOR UP TO 500 ON THEIR
BILL WHEN THEY ARE IN NEED. IN 2015, THERE WERE 95 PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS
PROGRAM. OAKVILLE HYDRO CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS
WITH BUSINESSES, COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL CUSTOMERS.
A FOCUS TO CONNECT WITH CUSTOMERS, OBTAIN FEEDBACK ON THAT THEY WANT WITH THEIR ELECTRICITY
NEEDS, AND PROVIDE CONSERVATION PROGRAM OFFERINGS. LAST FALL, WE POSTED AN EVENT WITH KEY CUSTOMERS.
MOST RECENTLY WE HELD AN EVENT THAT WILL HOSTED EMPLOYEES FROM THE REGION OF HALTON, UP TO
OF OAKVILLE AND VARIOUS OAKVILLE SCHOOLS. THIS EVENT PROVIDED A TOUR OF OUR 24 HOUR
CONTROL ROOM. WITH ENERGY CONSERVATION BEING A KEY INITIATIVE
AND REQUIREMENT FOR OAKVILLE HYDRO TO DELIVER, AN AWARD IS PRESENTED TO ONE COMPANY ANNUALLY.
IN MARCH, AT THE OAKVILLE AWARDS FOR BUSINESS EXCELLENCE, DENNINGERS, FOODS OF THE WORLD,
WAS THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2015 OAKVILLE HYDRO CONSERVATION LEADERSHIP AWARD.
DENNINGERS, WHICH IS LOCATED ON LAKESHORE, PARTICIPATED IN MULTIPLE ENERGY EFFICIENT
PROJECTS TO REDUCE THEIR ELECTRICITY COSTS. THEIR REDUCTION OF ENERGY CONSUMPTION WAS
EQUIVALENT TO POWERING 24 HOMES FOR A YEAR. THIS QUARTER OUR ORGANIZATION HAS BEEN INVOLVED
IN MANY EVENTS IN THE COMMUNITY OF OAKVILLE. WE HAVE HIGHLIGHTED A FEW SUCH AS CURLS FOR
KIDS SAKE, BOWLS FOR KIDS SAKE, HOME DEPOT, OAKVILLE CLEAN SWEEP.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO PARTNERING WITH THE TOWN ON MAY 28TH FOR THE UPCOMING OAKVILLE ENERGY
FAIR. THANK YOU.
ARE THERE WILL ANY QUESTIONS?>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MS.
VICE PRESIDENT. WE APPRECIATE THE INFORMATION.
MR. LISTER. IS THERE MORE?
>>THAT WAS IT. ANY QUESTIONS, WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER
THEM.>>MAYOR BURTON: YOU HAVE A FOREST OF HANDS
HERE. I START OVER HERE TONIGHT.
FIRST HAND BEING COUNCILLOR KNOLL.>>THANK YOU, YOUR WORSHIP.
I STARTED TO JOT IT DOWN. THE POINT WAS BEING MADE ON THE SLIDE WAS
OAKVILLE WILL MOVE TO ONE MONTHLY FEE. IT SLIPPED BY.
CAN YOU SLIP BACK TO THAT. I WANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT MEANS.
NO, NO. THERE WAS ANOTHER COMMENT AFTER THAT ONE.
>>MONTHLY BILL. KNOW YOUR PIE CHART.
YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN ON THE CUSP OF MAKING THE POINT THE ELECTRICITY CHARGE DOES NOT
STICK TO OUR FINGERS IN ANY WAY. THAT ALL WE GET IS THAT 19% PIECE OF THE BILL
FOR OPERATING THE SYSTEM.>>THAT FIRST PARAGRAPH I JUST WANTED YOU
TO UNPACK THAT. I THINK THE MAYOR JUST ASSISTED.
BUT I WANTED CLARITY ON WHAT THAT MEANS. OAKVILLE’S HYDRO PORTION OF THE BILL WILL
MOVE>>CURRENTLY FOR OAKVILLE HYDRO’S CHARGE,
THERE IS A PARTIAL FIX CHARGE AND PARTIAL VOLUME CHARGE.
OVERTIME THAT WILL BE ONE FIXED CHARGE.>>HOW WILL THAT BE CALCULATED?
BASED ON AN ADDRESS OR?>>CONSISTENT FOR EVERY RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER.
>>DIFFERENT, I ASSUME FOR BUSINESS CUSTOMERS?>>THAT’S CORRECT.
>>OK.>>THAT WILL NOT IMPACT THE PERCENTAGE OF
THE TOTAL, HOWEVER.>>I UNDERSTAND.
JUST THE WAY YOU DIVIDE IT UP.>>THE SECOND POINT WAS THAT YOU’RE MOVING
FROM BIMONTHLY TO MONTHLY BILLS. AND WHY IS THAT?
AND IS THAT, IS THERE IS THERE A COST TO THAT? THERE’S OBVIOUSLY A COST.
IS THE COST WHAT’S THE COST BENEFIT OF DOING THAT IS WHAT I’M COMING DOWN TO.
SEEMS LIKE AN EXPENSIVE AND POTENTIALLY UNNECESSARY CHANGE.
HAS THERE BEEN A BURNING DEMAND BY YOUR CUSTOMERS?>>THIS IS ACTUALLY A PROVINCIAL MANDATE.
FOR THE PROVINCE. ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD MANDATED EVERY UTILITY
MUST BE ON MONTHLY BILLING FOR RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS EFFECTIVE JANUARY OF 2017 AT THE
VERY LATEST.>>I CAN HELP.
>>MAYOR BURTON: IT’S A DESIRED CHANGE. WE HAVE TO PAY, WE HAVE TO PAY THE POWER BILL
FROM THE PROVINCE MONTHLY. AND SO IT’S GOOD TO BE ABLE TO COLLECT MONTHLY
INSTEAD OF EVERY TWO MONTHS.>>OK.
I DIDN’T SEE THAT.>>MAYOR BURTON: IT REDUCES A COST.
>>IT REDUCES THE COST TO THE UTILITY.>>MAYOR BURTON: WE USED TO HAVE TO BORROW
MONEY.>>WE’RE FINANCING FOR 30 DAYS.
WE’RE FACTORING. I GET IT.
>>MAYOR BURTON: AS A BUSINESSMAN, YOU WOULD APPRECIATE THAT.
>>I DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHO WAS DRIVING THIS. BUT I DIDN’T PICK UP THAT PIECE OF IT.
>>MAYOR BURTON: IT’S ONE OF THOSE CASES WHERE WE GOT LISTENED TO.
>>OK. THANK YOU.
>>MAYOR BURTON: COUNCILLOR GRANT.>>FOLLOWING ON THAT, WHAT IS THE COST BENEFIT
TO THE CONSUMER THOUGH?>>I’LL TRY THAT ONE.
ONE OF THE ADVANTAGES YOU’RE NOT HIT WITH A LARGE BILL EVERY SECOND MONTH SO YOU’RE
GETTING HALF THE BILL EVERY MONTH. FOR SOME PEOPLE IT HELPS WITH BUDGETING.
AND OVERALL WE ANTICIPATE THAT THERE WILL BE THE BENEFIT IN TERMS OF LOWER COSTS.
WE ARE PUSHING OUR DRIVE FOR E BILLING AND AUTOMATIC PAYMENT SCHEMES IN ORDER TO REDUCE
OUR COSTS AND BE PART OF THE SAME DRIVE MOVE TO GO MONTHLY BILLING.
IN TIME YOU’LL SEE IT WON’T COST CUSTOMERS MORE.
WE HAVE SOME START UP COSTS WE NEED TO ABSORB.>>I GUESS THE QUESTION REALLY IS WHEN YOU
SPLIT THE BILL MONTHLY FROM BIMONTHLY. DOES IT MEAN A BIT MORE EVERY MONTH.
IF YOU CONNECT TWO MONTHLY BILLS, WOULD THAT BE MORE THAN THE BIMONTHLY BILL?
>>NO.>>NO?
>>THERE’S NO ADDITIONAL COST. IT’S JUST, INSTEAD OF BILLING EVERY SECOND,
WE’RE BILLING MONTHLY. FROM THE CUSTOMER’S PERSPECTIVE, THEIR TOTAL
OUTFLOW WILL NOT BE MORE.>>WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT SORT OF STABILIZING
THE BILL OR STABILIZING THE COSTS, I KNOW WITH ME, 7:00 P.M., IT’S LAUNDRY TIME.
GO CRAZY. DO ALL THE LAUNDRY YOU CAN.
WOULD PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE IN FOLLOWING THESE RULES, GET BENEFITS OR WOULD THEY BE
PENALIZED BY THE OTHERS MAYBE NOT FOLLOWING THAT RULE?
>>IF YOU SHIFT YOUR ELECTRICITY USE TO A LOWER CHARGE PERIOD, YOU GET THE DIRECT BENEFIT
OF A LOWER BILL.>>RIGHT.
>>BUT IF IT GETS STABILIZED AT SOME POINT. THERE’S NO QUESTION HERE.
YOU GET THE BENEFIT.>>CONSUMER COSTS.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>AND SO ARE WE.
ANYONE ELSE OVER HERE? COUNCILLOR KNOLL.
>>WAIT FOR THE SECOND TIME. JUST ON THE MONTHLY BILLING THING AGAIN, WE
PROVIDE A BILLING SERVICE. THE REGION OF HALTON FOR WATER.
HOW DOES THAT IMPACT THAT ARRANGEMENT OR HAS THAT BEEN DEALT WITH?
ARE THEY I BELIEVE WORK WITH US.>>UNFORTUNATELY, CURRENTLY WE WILL BE DOING
EVERY SECOND MONTH WITH THE REGION. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME DISCUSSIONS.
HOWEVER, WE HAVEN’T REACHED A CHANGE. FOR EVERY OTHER MONTH, YOU WILL GET A WATER.
>>ONE MONTH HYDRO, THE OTHER HYDRO AND WATER. OK.
THANK YOU.>>MAYOR BURTON: PERHAPS IF THE REGIONAL COUNCIL,
YOU CAN CONSIDER THAT. COUNCILLOR GITTINGS.
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH. QUESTION REGARDING I BELIEVE IT WAS A 25%
DROP FROM 2009 IN THE AVERAGE HOME ENERGY CONSUMPTION.
IS THE LOW HANGING FRUIT BEHIND US NOW IN TERMS OF CFL’S AND LEDS AND MORE EFFICIENT
APPLIANCES AND TIME OF USE SAVINGS? I’M JUST WONDERING OBVIOUSLY WE LIKE TO SEE
PEOPLE USELESS ENERGY. ANY FURTHER BIG DROPS THAT WE SEE COMING OR
HAVE WE PRETTY WELL BOTTOMED OUT?>>I DON’T THINK WE BOTTOMED OUT AT ALL.
THERE’S QUITE A RUN ON LED LIGHTS THESE DAYS BECAUSE THE COUPON EVENTS.
LED LIGHT CAN BE SIGNIFICANT OVER TIME. WHEN REPLACING INCANDESCENT.
>>WE WORK ON PUMPS, H VAC SYSTEMS PUTTING MORE EFFICIENT FURNACE.
THERE IS MORE OPPORTUNITY TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION.>>IS THE TECHNOLOGY GET TO GO A POINT IN
THE ANOTHER SEVEN YEARS WE COULD SEE ANOTHER 25% DROP?
>>I THINK THE PIECE THAT SHOULD GIVE YOU CAUSE FOR OPTIMISM ABOUT FURTHER REDUCTIONS,
FURTHER INCREASES IN CONSERVATION IS THAT THE TAKE UP ON THE TECHNOLOGY THAT YOU’RE
MENTIONING IS NOT 100% OR ANYTHING CLOSE TO IT.
WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF TAKEUP BENEFIT, LET’S CALL IT AHEAD OF US.
>>WE HAVE MORE RESIDENTS IN HOMES TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHAT WE OFFER.
>>ABSOLUTELY.>>GOOD STUFF, THANKS.
>>MAYOR BURTON: LET’S PUT IN A PLUG NOW FOR, IS THIS A TIME TO PUT IN A PLUG FOR SMART
THERMOS STAT?>>SURE.
THERMOSTATS TO CONTROL REMOTELY. THEY’RE EFFECTIVE CONTROL OF YOUR H VAC SYSTEM.
THERE IS ENERGY SAVINGS TO BE HAD.>>MAYOR BURTON: WHAT’S OUR ESTIMATED TAKE
UP OF SMART THERMOS STATS SO FAR? LESS THAN 1%?
>>NO. I THINK WE’RE AT ALMOST 2%.
>>MAYOR BURTON: 2? THEREFORE, WE HAVE ROOM TO GROW ON THIS FILE.
I RAISE THAT ONE AS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF PROGRESS THAT’S, YOU KNOW, THE LOW
HANGING FRUIT HAS NOT ALL BEEN HARVESTED. ANYONE ELSE?
COUNCILLOR CHISHOLM.>>THE TYPICAL AVERAGE RESIDENTIAL CONSUMPTION
UNDERSTANDING IN REAL TIME, 2016, WE’RE DOWN TO 750 KILOWATTS, IS THAT CORRECT?
>>KILOWATT HOURS.>>WITH THE FUTURE OF ELECTRIC CARS, I’M NOT
SURE IF WE’RE HAVING OUR OWN LITTLE DEPOTS AND CHARGED LIKE BEING CHARGED FOR GAS.
WOULD THE FUTURE THINKING THAT WE WOULD DO THESE IN OUR HOMES AND CONSUMPTION WOULD START
TO RISE AGAIN? HAS THAT BEEN TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION?
>>CONSUMPTION WOULD ARISE OFFPEAK. ONTARIO HAS AN ABUNDANCE OF OFFPEAK POWERS.
CONSUMPTION OCCURRING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT IS A GOOD THING FOR ONTARIO.
IT’S NOT A BAD THING.>>MAYOR BURTON: ANYTHING ELSE?
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, COUNCILLOR.>>THEN PERHAPS A MOTION TO RECEIVE THE REPORT
IS IN ORDER. COUNCILLOR KNOLL AND COUNCILLOR LISHCHYNA,
IN FAVOUR? OPPOSED IF ANY.
CAN I TAKE IT THAT THAT’S A MOTION AS PRESENTED IN THE AGENDA TO RECEIVE THE REPORT, APPROVE
THE RESOLUTION AND AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO SIGN THE RESOLUTIONS?
THANK YOU. SO THE NEXT ITEM IS HAPPY EVENT.
WE NEED TO APPOINT COUNCILLOR RAY CHISHOLM TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES COMMITTEE SO
HE CAN ACTUALLY VOTE THERE AS WELL AS ATTEND THERE.
COUNCILLOR DUDDECK HAS CHOSEN THE TORN MOVE THAT.
COUNCILLOR KNOLL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SECOND. ANY DISCUSSION, I ASK JOKINGLY.
ALL IN FAVOUR. OPPOSED IF ANY.
THAT CARRIES. THANK YOU, EVERYONE.
>>THANK YOU.>>MAYOR BURTON: YOU’RE FULLY FLEDGED NOW,
COUNCILLOR. YOU’RE READY TO FLY.
YOU HAVE YOUR SOLO WINGS NOW.>>COUNCIL, ON THE MATTERS IN THE NEW BUSINESS
OF THE AGENDA, WE WOULD LIKE AIRCRAFT NOISE ITEM WHICH WE WILL BRING BACK AT ANOTHER TIME.
AND I WOULD ASK YOU IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DEAL WITH EITHER OF THE OTHERS TONIGHT OR IF YOU
WOULD LIKE TO LET THEM WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING?
THANK YOU, COUNCILLOR. COUNCILLOR ELGAR.
>>ON THE ISSUE OF THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, I WOULD ASK WE DEAL WITH IT TONIGHT.
THEY’RE GOING TO CUTOFF INPUT NEXT WEEK AT THE PROVINCE.
AND I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD IF THIS COUNCIL COULD PUT THEIR INPUT FORWARD.
>>MAYOR BURTON: IF SUPPORT OF COUNCILLOR ELGAR, I HAVE BEEN INVITED TO TESTIFY BEFORE
THE COMMITTEE ON MAY FIFTH. AND SO IF YOU WERE TO PASS THIS, IF YOU WERE
OF A MIND TO PASS THIS TONIGHT, I WOULD BE ABLE TO ENHANCE MY PRESENTATION TO THE COMMITTEE
WITH THE WEIGHT OF YOUR SUPPORT. COUNCILLOR DUDDECK.
>>I WANTED TO HAVE TIME TO CONSIDER. GIVEN THE TIME CONSTRAINTS, I GUESS MY ONLY
CONCERN IS SIMILAR TO WHAT WAS OUTLINED IN THE MOTION THAT IT’S THE, IF THE MUNICIPALITY
CHOOSES TO PURSUE THE OPTION. IT’S BASICALLY STILL OUR RIGHT TO SAY YAAH
OR NAY AND HOW WE GO FORWARD TO SECURE PUBLIC INPUT.
WHETHER IN A REFERENDUM OR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION. IS THAT CORRECT?
LIKE, IT’S NOT A DONE DEAL? IT’S JUST SAYING WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO GIVE
US THE RIGHT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER?>>MAYOR BURTON: THAT’S IN THE BILL.
I’M PLANNING TO TESTIFY IN SUPPORT OF THAT. COUNCILLOR ADAMS.
>>THANK YOU. AND, YES, IS THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION.
SECONDER OF THE MOTION, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT MOVE FORWARD SO I CAN HAVE THE IMPACT AT
THE PROVINCE IN THE DISCUSSIONS THAT ARE UPCOMING. I THINK BECAUSE WE ARE BRINGING THIS FORWARD
TONIGHT, I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT PERHAPS WE READ IT OUTLOUD FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
WHO MIGHT BE WATCHING. THIS IS ABOUT THE WAY IN WHICH WE WOULD HANDLE
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS IN THE FUTURE. AND IT DOES DEAL WITH ONE OF THE IMPORTANT
QUESTIONS IS THE USE OF RANKED BALLOTING AND THAT IS STILL WAITING FOR A REGULATION THAT
WOULD DETAIL IT. AND YOU CAN’T SET YOUR ELECTION SYSTEM UP
UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT YOU’RE DEALING WITH. THERE’S A CONCEPT THERE.
BUT NOT THE DETAILS. AND I THINK WE OWE IT TO EVERYBODY TO CONSIDER
IT IF WE’RE GIVEN THAT OPPORTUNITY. THE OTHER ISSUE I THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT
IS ONE AROUND THE BANNING OF CORPORATE AND UNION DONATIONS.
AND AGAIN THAT’S SOMETHING THAT I HAVE FOR MANY, MANY YEARS SUPPORTED.
AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT GO FORWARD. IN.
>>MAYOR BURTON: COUNSELLOR ELGAR OR COUNCILLOR ADAMS, WHICH OF OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE THE
READER. I’LL READ IT.
IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING BEFORE OR AFTER?>>I WAS GOING TO MENTION IF, THE RANKED BALLOTING,
IT IS OUT THERE. IT’S ON THE PROVINCIAL WEBSITE ON HOW IT WOULD
WORK. IF IN FACT IT DOES COME INTO BEING.
AND WE WILL HAVE A CHOICE AS A COUNCIL AS TO WHETHER WE WANT TO DO IT OR NOT GOING FORWARD.
>>MAYOR BURTON: JUST UNDERSCORE THAT ONE POINT.
RANKED BALLOTING IS SPELLED OUT IN THE ACT. AND THE MINISTRY HAS TOLD ME THAT THE PROVINCE
WILL BE PRE SCRIPTTIVE HOW IT’S TO BE DONE IF COUNCIL’S ELECTRICITIES TO DO IT.
COUNCILLOR ELGAR, PERHAPS YOU COULD READ YOUR MOTION AND THEN I’LL LOOK FOR A MOVER AND
SECONDER TO GO WAIVE THE PROCEDURE BY LAW TO PERMIT US TO VOTE ON IT TONIGHT.
>>I IT THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MAYOR BURTON. THIS IS IN CONSIDERATION OF THE MUNICIPAL
ELECTIONS MODERNIZATION ACT, MOVED BY ELGAR, SECONDED BY COUNCILLOR ADAMS, WHEREAS BILL
181, MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS MODERNIZATION ACT 2016 HAS PASSED SECOND READ EGG AND IS CURRENTLY
UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, AND WHEREAS
THE PROPOSED CHANGES, IF PASSED, GIVE MUNICIPALITIES THE AUTHORITY TO PASS A BY LAW TO USE RANKED
BALLOT VOTING BEGINNING IN TO 18 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, AND WHEREAS RANKED BALLOTS WOULD
ALLOW A VOTER TO RANK CANDIDATES IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE AND REPLEA THE FIRST PAST THE
POST VOTE COUNTING AND WHEREAS MUNICIPALITIES THAT CHOOSE TO PURSUE THE OPTION OF IMPLEMENTING
RANKED BALLOTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HOLD AT LEAST ONE PUBLIC MEETING AND WHEREAS MUNICIPALITIES
WOULD HAVE THE POWER TO HOLD A REFERENDUM TO DETERMINE PUBLIC SENTIMENT TO THE RANKED
BALLOT OPTION, AND WHEREAS, THE BILL SEEKS TO GIVE ALL MUNICIPALITIES THE OPTION TO BAN
CORPORATE AND UNION DONATIONS, AND WHEREAS, BILL 181 ALSO PROPOSES TO SHORTEN THE CAMPAIGN
CALENDAR BY OPENING NOMINATIONS FOR CANDIDATES ON MAY 1 SENTENCED JANUARY 1ST, CREATE A FRAMEWORK
TO REGULATE THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING, INCLUDING CONTRIBUTION AND SPENDING LIMITS, MAKE CAMPAIGN
FINANCE RULES CLEARER AND EASIER TO FOLLOW FOR VOTERS, CANDIDATES AND CONTRIBUTORS, REMOVE
BARRIERS THAT COULD AFFECT ELECTORS AND CANDIDATES WITH DISABILITIES AND MAKE IT EASIER TO ADD
OR CHANGE INFORMATION ON THE VOTERS’ LIST. THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE TOWN OF
OAKVILLE SUPPORT THE INTENT OF BILL 181 TO MODERNIZE THE MONDAY ELECTIONS ACT AND WILL
UNDERSTAKE CONSULTATION WITH THE OAKVILLE PUBLIC WHEN THE FRAMEWORK AND DETAILS FOR
RANKED BALLOT ELECTIONS ARE SET OUT IN THE REGULATION.
I SO MOVE. IT’S THE OPERATIVE PART THAT HAS THE DETAILS
TONIGHT. I’M PLEASED TO MOVE THIS.
I THINK WE’RE LUCKY TO HAVE OUR MAYOR GOING DOWN BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE COMMITTEE TO ALSO
SUPPORT THIS AND SHOW WE AS A COUNCIL SUPPORT THE MAYOR.
THANK YOU.>>MAYOR BURTON: WOULD TWO OF YOU LIKE LIKE
TO MOVE AND SECOND A MOTION TO SUSPEND THE BY LAW TO PERMIT THE VOTE TONIGHT?
COUNCILLOR O’MEARA, THANK YOU. COUNCILLOR HUTCHINS, THANK YOU.
ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR OF WAVING THE PROCEDURE ALL
THOSE IN FAVOUR OF WAVING THE BY LAW?
ANY OPPOSED TO WAVING THE BY LAW? THAT CARRIES.
COUNCILLOR ELGAR WOULD LIKE A RECORDED VOTE ON THE MAIN MOTION.
SO TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE MOTION, PLEASE RISE TO BE NAMED.
COUNCILLOR LISHCHYNA, ADAMS, GRANT, KNOLL, ELGAR, MAYOR BURTON, HUTCHINS, GITTINGS, CHISHOLM,
DUDDECK, ROBINSON, COUNCILLOR O’MEARA, I DECLARE THE MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
>>SO NOW THAT WILL WAIT UNTIL THE COUPLE MEETING.
WE’RE NOT WAVING THE PROCEDURE BY LAW ON THAT ONE.
I DON’T BELIEVE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 6 OF THE PROCEDURE
BY LAW, THE FOLLOWING NOTE THIS MOTION WILL BE CONSIDERED ON MAY 30TH.
THAT IS THE MOTION BY MYSELF AND COUNCILLOR CHISHOLM.
THE PROVINCE TO AMEND ITS POLICY ON AUTISM IBI THERAPY.
ARE THERE WILL ANY REQUESTS FOR REPORTS. COUNCILLOR ROBINSON.
>>THANK YOU, YOUR WORSHIP. COUNCILLOR O’MEARA AND I HAVE REQUESTED FOR
A REPORT BEING SUBMITTED RIGHT NOW FOR EACH OF US TO LOOK AT.
FEBRUARY 17TH, 95 SIGNATURES FROM THE AMICA RETIREMENT HOME ON BRONTE ROAD SUBMITTED A
PETITION WHICH I THINK YOU ALL RECEIVED A COPY OF.
AND IT WAS, YOU KNOW, TO DO WITH CROSSOVER DEVICE ON BRONTE ROAD.
AND BEFORE YOU IS THE REQUEST FOR THE REPORT TO SEAN AND I HAVE PUT TOGETHER WITH FROM
THE STAFF. SO I’LL READ IT OUT IF YOU DON’T MIND.
STAFF BE DIRECTED TO PREPARE A REPORT RELATING TO THE PETITION DATED FEBRUARY 17TH THIS YEAR
SUBMITTED BY RESIDENTS AND STAFF FROM THE AMICA AND OAKVILLE SENIORS RESIDENCE AT 160
BRONTE ROAD REQUESTING THAT THE TOWN INSTALL A PEDESTRIAN CROSSOVER DEVICE ON BRONTE ROAD
IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING. THAT’S THE MOTION.
AND WE ARE REQUESTING YOUR SUPPORT.>>MAYOR BURTON: THANK YOU, COUNCILLORS.
I WANT TO ADD MY VOICE IN SUPPORT OF THIS. AND IF THERE’S NO OTHER SPEAKERS, I WILL CALL
A VOTE ON THE REQUEST. ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR?
OPPOSED, IF ANY. THE REPORT FOR THE REPORT IS APPROVED.
THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT. I WONDER IF WE COULD GET A MOVER AND SECOND
FOR THE BY LAWS. COUNCILLOR LISHCHYNA.
WHO HASN’T A CHANCE TONIGHT. COUNCILLOR DUDDECK.
EVEN THOUGH YOU HAVE. ONLY HANDS I HAD.
ALL THOSE IN FAVOUR? OPPOSED, IF ANY?
THANK YOU. THAT COMPLETES OUR AGENDA.
IT’S BEEN DELIGHTFUL WORKING WITH YOU. AND WE ARE NOW ADJOURNED.

Stephen Childs

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