Posts Tagged ‘town council’

Council Approves Redevelopment Option for Oakville Arena

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

The heritage features of Oakville Arena will be saved for future generations to enjoy following Town Council’s approval of a resident-supported plan to revitalize and expand the nearly 60-year-old facility.

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Celebrate National Access Awareness Week

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

National Access Awareness Week was established in 1987 following Rick Hanson’s 40,000 km Man in Motion World Tour. “As part of the legacy of the Man In Motion World Tour, the Rick Hansen Foundation provided strategic leadership to create and implement National Access Awareness Week (NAAW) in partnership with federal and provincial governments across the country. The purpose of the program was to promote better community access for people with disabilities.” — Rick Hansen Foundation.

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New Rules for Open Air Burning in Oakville

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Oakville’s open air burning by-law has changed to protect residents from the negative impacts of backyard fires on neighbouring properties and to authorize the Fire department to charge fees for responding to by-law violations. Council approved the changes to By-law 2006-174 earlier this year in response to concerns raised by residents.

Under the new by-law, smoke and odour from an outdoor fireplace or fire pit cannot interfere with neighbours’ enjoyment of their property. Fire crews will respond to complaints and fire safety violations, extinguish the offending fire and educate the resident about the by-law requirements for open air burning. After two violations of the by-law, the property owner will be charged a fee of $410 for each Fire department response.

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