Name changes and traffic lights being installed

I just came back from the Town of Milton’s Administration and Planning Committee at town hall. For those who are unaware, there are 2 committees in place for the town: The administration and planning committee and the community services standing committee. All members of council are part of either one of these committees but everyone attends all meetings each month.

Tonight there were some discussions regarding possible changes at Thompson and Maple development (what seems to be mostly cosmetic changes to the complex) and whether or not a dealership will be built on Steeles and Martin Road (by Meritor as you come in off 25 south of the 401).

There were a few items of concern to ward one residents. One of them was the moving forward of a staff report to a proposed amendment to the zoning bylaw by Redwood Homes who wants to build 74 back to back townhouses by Ferguson Drive east of Armstrong Blvd over by Guardian Angels Catholic School.

Here is the link to the actual staff report. There are some that feel by adding additional homes right beside the school might eat into the current green belt. Since council adopted the staff recommendation, it will be ratified by council next week. If there are any other questions, please contact the town clerk for any more details.

Another item that was brought up by the planning department is the possible changes to the names of many streets in Milton. According to the report there are several streets that will be affected and I will look into the possibility of any of our Ward One streets being affected.

Given the past problems with other municipalities and the emergency services not being able to find the right location in a time of urgent need, the Town of Milton feels it necessary to move forward with this study and get the process started. This was also endorsed by the Town of Milton Fire Department as something that is essential to providing the best service to Miltonians. Stay tuned to my site for details.

And finally something that I know has been a thorn in the side of many people who use Britannia Road. Judging from the number of calls I have received I can only imagine the number of calls our councillors have received on this.

Regional Councillor Barry Lee brought up the concerns of many residents regarding the 4 way stop sign at 4th line and Britannia. There have been talks with the Town of Milton and Region of Halton to speed up the process and get a traffic light installed ASAP. Paul Cripps made mention that the traffic lights will be going up in the next 5 days or so with a few days after that to be completed.

I am one of the drivers who uses Britannia Road as I work daily in Mississauga and I can assure those who have also been affected it is a major inconvenience. The work is going to get done and not too soon for most of us. I will be updating my site to let people know the progress of the installation as soon as possible.

Please exercise caution and patience while driving through this area. I would love to hear what you think about this, so please feel free to comment on the blog or send me an email to it’s your opinion that matters and I would like to hear from you.

I’ll see you at the doors.

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