Meetings Meetings Meetings

Good Thursday afternoon everyone.  Lots of meetings coming up that will be affecting residents in Wards 1, 6, 7 & 8 and its a lot to tweet so I thought this would be a good spot to post them all.

First off Union Gas is going to be holding an open house to discuss the expansion of the Hamilton to Milton pipeline that will run across Milton.

https://www.uniongas.com/HAMILTON-MILTON

union gas pipeline

From the UG website:

“Starting in early May 2016, Union Gas is constructing a 20 kilometre, 48-inch diameter steel natural gas pipeline through an existing corridor that already has three operating pipelines. Specifically, work will take place between the existing Union Gas Hamilton Valve Site (located near Highway 6 and Carlisle Road) and the existing Union Gas Milton Gate Station (located south of Derry Road between Ontario Street and Third Line).

Our planned construction completion is the end of October 2016, with restoration and clean up through to the summer of 2017.

We invite you to speak with Union Gas experts at our Neighbourhood Information Sessions in April about what to expect during construction and how to connect with our dedicated Community Liaison, Susan Cudahy, for assistance throughout the project.”

These information sessions are to be held tomorrow at the Milton Memorial Arena (on Thompson Rd beside the Centre for the Arts) starting at 5:30 pm to 9pm.  I will be attending this one as the next one is Saturday April 23rd at the Milton Sports Centre from 2pm to 5pm (Miranda is having her birthday party at that time)

If you have any questions, please let me know.

NEXT MEETING….future elementary school

On Monday April 25th at Milton Council meeting there will be a public meeting regarding lands located at Ferguson Drive and Louis St Laurent (south side immediately across from Craig Kielburger SS) to apply for re-zoning from FD (Future Development) to a site specific institutional Minor (1-A*XXX) zone for a future elementary school.

You can read the report here. 

This is the beginning stage of meetings and reports so no decision will be made and we value the public’s input on this.  If you have any questions, send me an email mike.cluett@milton.ca and I can let you know how you can speak at the meeting or I can forward your comments to staff.

AND finally, also at the April 25th Council meeting, staff will be presenting a report on the re-zoning application for the property 10180 Derry Road (Mattamy Sales Office) and recommending that it will be approved.  From what we have been told by the property owner, there arent any changes planned for the immediate future and it will remain a sales office for Mattamy Homes but changing the zoning now gives them options to when they do want to make changes.

10180 derry rdThe report can be found here.

The changes to the zoning can allow for the following permitted uses:

artist’s studio, bank, commercial school, convenience store, day nursery, dry cleaning depot, medical clinic, office use, personal service shop, restaurant, restaurant (take out) retail store, and veterinary clinic.

As the report says, the site will remain largely as it its exists in its current form, with some modifications to the parking layout to increase spaces as well as an addition right in/right out entrance onto Derry Road.

Again you can delegate at the committee meeting and say comments or ask questions or you can send them through me at my email address mike.cluett@milton.ca

 

Mike Cluett Wins Local-Regional Councillor Seat

Official Results:

MIKE CLUETT 3,391 (43%)540631_10150754627326212_595221211_11915759_2146957547_n[2]

Tony Lambert 1,799 (22.7%)

Mian Abubaqr 1,681 (21.2%)

Kristin Collver 1,026 (12.9%)

Courtesy of Milton Canadian Champion – Julie Slack

Milton resident Mike Cluett was handily elected Local and Regional Councillor for Wards 1, 6, 7 and 8 tonight.

Cluett, who was first elected to town council’s Ward 6 in 2010, said he was thrilled by the vote of confidence in him.

He celebrated the victory at Shoeless Joe’s where his wife of 15 years was also celebrating her birthday. Cluett added tonight’s victory was a triple celebration since the couple also marked their 15th anniversary in September during the heart of the election campaign.

The Ward 6 councillor announced he was seeking the regional councillor position when 2014 was first ushered in. He filed on January 2.

“This says that hard work and communication with residents is important,” Cluett said of the clear victory.

Cluett took 3,391 votes, while former ousted town councillor Tony Lambert came second with 1,799, followed by Mian Abubaqr, 1,681 and Kristen Collver with 1,026. Figures weren’t official at press time.

“Residents want a vision and they want to make sure that someone represents them,” he added.

Cluett said he’s been attending regional council meetings since early in his term to remain up-to-date on what’s happening.

Cluett is also on the board of the United Way of Milton and the Milton Community Resource Centre.

“The hard part begins now to help grow Milton the way residents want it,” said Cluett. “They want to grow with more balance, with job opportunities as opposed to just residential growth.

“People want to live and work in town then there’s more of a connection to Milton and it won’t be that bedroom community people say it is.”

UPDATE On Construction Louis St Laurent

I know I havent been updating my blog as much recently and I thought occured that I do one REALLY BIG one.  Sort of an omnibous blog post.  Theres so much going on in Ward 6 and surrounding areas it would be too much to read and to post.  So stick around, you’ll see more updates coming including information on the most recent public meeting on the Milton Education Village, updates on the new Blue Boxes that are coming from the Region of Halton as well as changes to the bag limits for collection.

As many people in Milton have now noticed, the intersection of Thompson Road and Louis St Laurent has been under construction from Sept 29th to most recently today.  That intersection should be fully operational by the days end, which I know is a relief to those who live on Kennedy Circle on both sides of Thompson.  I know that because many of you have called and emailed me.  We thank you for your patience during this process and the construction was only extended an extra day (TODAY) so they were pretty good at keeping their deadline.

The contstruction will continue westward on Louis St Laurent towards Hwy 25 (Ontario Street – Bronte Road) to complete the water main installation from the Region of Halton.

Stay tuned to my Twitter account for up to the moment details of road construction in and around Milton.  Thank you to everyone for your kind comments on Twitter and email about the information I post here and on other forums (Facebook, Hawthorne Villager) in keeping with my promise of informing residents of whats happening in town.  I really do appreciate them.

Thanks again to everyone for their patience, and I’ll see you at the doors.

Input Needed For Proposed Bell Cell Tower In Milton

UPDATE:  Many thanks to Angela for getting a hold of me with updated information as she wanted to ensure that the public is getting the information correctly….so thanks Angela 🙂

An application has been made by Altus Group Limited (on behalf of Bell Canada) to install a cell tower in Milton in front of New Life Church on Thompson Road near Clark Blvd.

The date of the application is February 28th and this starts the process for input from places like the Town of Milton.  I had originally posted the due date for submissions was March 20th, but that is wrong.  The notices havent been sent out to area residents as of yet but will be sent shortly.  There will be an opportunity to send in your input and in addition to that there WILL be a public meeting scheduled for a later date before the decision is made by Industry Canada. 

Its important to know that the Town of Milton is a commenting agent only.  The town will not be making the decision on this matter as it is under the jurisdiction of Industry Canada, which is the federal government.

Notices WILL Be sent out to homes in the area of 120 m radius of the proposed location which encompasses homes in both ward 7 and ward 6.

The tower will reach a height of 29.9 metres tall.

The proposal is for the installation of a cross style steel telecommunications mono-pole tower.

It will include:

  • Fenced mechanical compount 8 x 9 m (equipment shed dimensions 2.03 x 2.44 m)
  • Installation of buried hydro line and / or overhead hydro line
  • Installation of concrete filled bollards
  • Planting of spruce trees to surround compound.

 

If you do have any questions, please contact the following:

Angela Janzen, Planner – Policy

Town of Milton 150 Mary Street Milton ON L9T 6Z5

angela.janzen@milton.ca

Milton Police Blotter – January 13 2011

From the Milton Canadian Champion

Police respond to snowstorm-related car crashes

Local police attended to six car accidents between the hours of 6:55 and 8:42 yesterday morning, at the tail end of this week’s snowstorm.  Although there were no injuries, all accidents resulted in property damage.Locations of the accidents included Britannia and Trafalgar roads, Martin Street and Steeles Avenue, Hwy. 407 and Sixth Line and Lower Base Line West and Sixth Line.

Home ransacked

A laptop, Blackberry charger, Olympus camera and coins worth $86 were stolen from a Sixth Line home.  The culprit forced open the front door sometime between 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. January 4.  The estimated value of the stolen items is $1,086.

Three cars broken into

An iPod Touch, with an estimated value of $350, was stolen from a car on Trudeau Drive between 3 p.m. January 3 and 8 a.m. January 4.  A wallet including seven credit cards and $50 cash was stolen from a Nissan Rogue on Dolby Crescent January 3.  Overnight January 3, $20 in cash and five CDs, worth an estimated $120, were stolen from a silver BMW on Menefy Place.

PlayStation stolen

Between 6 a.m. and 11:15 p.m. Monday, a Barclay Circle home with an unlocked door was broken into.  Stolen were a Sony PlayStation worth an estimated $400, eight games worth about $80, and loose change.  Police are investigating.

GPS taken from car

Overnight last Thursday, an unlocked vehicle on Mary Street was broken into.  During the incident, a Garmin GPS worth an estimated $175 was stolen.

Four cars broken into

Overnight Saturday, cars on Maguire Trail, Riddell Court, Hepburn Road and Stark Circle were broken into.  In the first incident, a wallet containing identification, credit cards and cash was taken.  In the second break-in, two CDs, loose change and Ray-Ban sunglasses worth an estimated $200 were taken.  In the third and fourth incidents, loose change was stolen.

Items stolen from cars

Overnight Monday, identification, credit cards and cash were taken from a car on Trudeau Drive.  Police are investigating.