News and Updates!

 

UPDATE (June 3, 2019):  Thanks to the generosity of volunteers and your donations, this food drive brought in approximately 1000 lbs of food and toiletries!   

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Lorne Park Watercolours Resident Sue Anderson is graciously organizing a food drive in support of our local food bank.   Here is her message:

 

Hello Watercolours friends!

 

Most of us think of donating to the food bank at Thanksgiving and Christmas, which is wonderful and appreciated. Thank you.

 

Through volunteering at The Compass I’ve come to learn that during the summer months the shelves are close to empty.

 

To help we’re organizing a neighbourhood food drive on SUNDAY JUNE 2, 2019If you would like to contribute please leave a bag (or two!) of goods by your front door, labelled “The Compass” by 10am and our team of volunteers will come around to collect and deliver it to The Compass that afternoon. Alternatively you can drop off donations at 763 Merlot Court at any point before then.

 

MOST needed items are:

  • canned protein (tuna, salmon, chicken, sardines, chili, stew)
  • peanut butter
  • cereal and cereal bars
  • canned fruit
  • juice boxes
  • granola bars
  • toiletries (soap, shampoo, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, toothpaste)

NOT needed at this time:

  • pasta
  • soup
  • bean

To ensure you are ready to contribute is to add some items to your grocery list today, tuck the bag into the corner of your office or garage after you’ve bought them and then you’ll be ready to set them on your porch for collection on Sunday June 2nd!

 

Many, many thanks in advance for your generosity in helping those less fortunate in our community.

- Sue Anderson 


 

 

There are a number of events coming up this month in and around WARD 2:

 

Free Family Day Skate - courtesy of MPP, Rudy Cuzzetto

FEBRUARY 18, 2019 • 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Location: Clarkson Community Centre

 

Development Application at 70 Mississauga Road & 181 Lakeshore Road West (former Imperial Oil Lands) [Ward 1]

Planning and Development staff will present a Status Update Report on the review of the development application regarding the proposed subdivision to permit a mixed-use and multi-phase project that will create a waterfront community with 2995 new residential units (townhouses, mid-rise and high-rise) retail and amenity spaces, parkland and campus uses.

FEBRUARY 19, 2019 • 6:30 PM
Location: Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 300 City Centre Drive

 

Coyote Information Session - hosted by Karen Ras
(CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER)

Presentation by Animal Services, followed by Q & A

FEBRUARY 20, 2019 • 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Iona Catholic Secondary School - 2170 South Sheridan Way

 

Community Safety Meeting -  hosted by Karen Ras
(CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER)

Presentations by Peel Regional Police, City of Mississauga Security Services & Safe City, followed by Q & A

FEBRUARY 27, 2019 • 6:30-8:00 PM
Location: Iona Catholic Secondary School - 2170 South Sheridan Way

If you have any questions or comments about any of the above mentioned community meetings, please do not hesitate to contact Karen at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-896-5200.

 

Your feedback is welcome on the Draft Transportation Master Plan!

The City of Mississauga is developing a Plan that will shape how we move around in Mississauga from today to 2041. This is our chance to plan together for the future of travel on our roads, sidewalks, trails and transit.

In 2017, the City launched Mississauga Moves to get your ideas for the future planning of roads, sidewalks, trails and transit. Based on your input, combined with research and studies, we’ve drafted Mississauga’s first Transportation Master Plan.

To learn more about the plan and provide your feedback:

  1. Visit our Open House on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 3 – 8 p.m. in the Great Hall at the Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive. Presentation boards will be on display and staff will be on hand to answer questions.
  2. View the displays which will be unstaffed but will remain on-site in the Great Hall until Sunday, February 3, 2019 subject to regular building hours.
  3. Read the draft plan online and provide your feedback through the survey at https://yoursay.mississauga.ca/transportation-masterplan

Note: Public comment period is open from now until February 4th. Please provide your feedback through the form on the website to ensure it is properly considered by the project team.

 

 

UPDATE (December 17,2018): We are thrilled to announce that thanks to an army of 90 volunteers and your generosity, we collected 5400 lbs. of donations for The Compass Food Bank surpassing last year's record of 4000 lbs!! Thank you!


 

LPWRA XMAS2017 FoodGiftDrive ThankYou 1200xClick image to enlargeIn 2016, with your help we were able to collect over 2000 lbs. of food and gifts for families in need.   Last year your generosity resulted in over 4000lbs. worth of goods!    Help us surpass last year's record as we proudly announce our Holiday Food and Gift drive for 2018!  All donations will be delivered to our friends at The Compass.

With the help of our team of volunteers and a visit from Santa, we have planned a Food and Gift Drive for SUNDAY DECEMBER 16th

PLEASE LEAVE ALL DONATIONS OUTSIDE YOUR FRONT DOOR ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 16, 2018 NO LATER THAN 10:00AM so our volunteers do not miss picking up your generous items!  Our team of volunteers will pick up your items between 10:00am and 2:00pm.

The items most in need are:

 

Membership renewal is due annualy by October 1.  For  $20 per household, per year you will continue to enjoy such benefits as remaining on our email newsletter list, having access to our member only bulletin board, be able to participate in events hosted by the association and vote.

Renewing helps support our volunteer run organization, so we can continue to protect, promote and improve our neighbourhood.  Your dues also go a long way to to help pay for our website, email newsletter communication and association events or initiatives.  If your membership expires, you will no longer be able to access the bulletin board or receive email newsletter notices. 

Renewing your membership can be completed in 5 easy steps

If you have forgotten your password or username or are a new member signing up, visit our  Tutorial Page

A series of open houses have been scheduled as part of the study of the transporation and mobility needs of those living and working in and near the Lakeshore communities of Clarkson, Port Credit and Lakeview.

 

The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) will be conducting a prehearing conference with respect to the property 1260 Kane Road owned by 1854290 Ontario Inc.

 

UPDATE:  4 candidates confirmed attendance: Rudy Cuzzetto (PC), Lloyd Jones (Green), Boris Rosolak (NDP), Charles Sousa (Liberal)

We need volunteers for our Annual Spring Clean Up.   Students are welcome to earn volunteer hours.

Supplies and bags will be provided by the city. Just bring your friends and a good attitude.

CLEAN UP DATE:  Saturday May 5th 11:00am (Rain Date: May 6th)
MEETING PLACE: 620 Cranleigh Court, Mississauga (MAP)

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Please sign up by Wednesday May 2nd so we can order sufficient supplies (bags, etc) from the city in time for the weekend.

For more information, please email our volunteer leader at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

A meeting has been scheduled regarding the proposed Bell Telecommunications Tower Relocation.   The community meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 11th from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Clarkson Community Church (formerly Chartwell Baptist Church), 1880 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga.

 

"The City of Mississauga will be conducting an aerial spray treatment program to lower fall cankerworm and gypsy moth populations. Successive years of leaf loss due to caterpillar feeding can make trees vulnerable to disease and weather fluctuations." - from City of Mississauga website

 

The agenda of two Committee of Adjustment meetings on April 5, 2018 includes properties that are adjacent to homes in Watercolours.   The properties are 1174 & 1176 Kane Road backing onto home on Hancock Way and 1215 Woodeden Drive backing onto homes on Tourmaline Court.  For details, please view the PDFs linked below:

 

A new law came into effect earlier this month designed to protect consumers from some door-to-door sales solitcitors. As of March 1, 2018, Ontario laws ban unsolicited, door-to-door sales of certain household appliances to better protect consumers from aggressive and misleading contracting at home.

The new rules will apply to:

  • Air cleaners
  • Air conditioners
  • Air purifiers
  • Duct cleaning services
  • Furnaces
  • Water filters
  • Water heaters
  • Water purifiers
  • Water softeners
  • Water treatment devices
  • Bundles of these goods and services

For additional information, please visit the Goverment of Ontario website at these links:

Goverrnment of Ontatio News

Know your rights about door-to-door contracts

 

A dinner event at the new Posta Italbar in Port Credit is being planned for Friday February 23rd at 7:00pm.  If you are interested in going, please RSVP by February 16th!

RSVP

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

We were pleased with the turnout of the Security Fair last month.  Thanks to Constable Cannon for presenting the subject of Home Security to attendees, where she shared some informative tips to help make our homes safer.

Thanks as well to our vendors for sharing information about their products and services

And a final thank you to St. Luke School for co-hosting this event.    If you attended the Security Fair, we’d love to know what you thought about it.  

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT POND MAINTENANCE (Facility 0801 - Palette Park)

As part of the ongoing maintenance program, the City of Mississauga has partnered with the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) to preform much needed maintenance on several City owned and operated storm water management facilities. The facility in your ward is located within Palette Park, with access off Renshaw Court and Hancock Way.

The scope of work for this project includes, but is not limited to: Installation and maintenance of temporary erosion and sediment control devices, dewatering and removal of sediment from the forebay, drying and disposal of sediment, rehabilitation of the pond geometry, flushing of outlet control structures and completion of minor repairs within the facility, vegetation management, site restoration and ESC removal.

During construction, the contractor will restore the perimeter fence. If you have any fixtures that may interfere with the proposed work on City property, the Contractor will remove them to complete their work. Any damage to private fixtures installed on City property will not be reinstalled or repaired by the City.  The City of Mississauga accepts no responsibility for any damages to private fixtures placed on City property.

This work is expected to commence the first week of February, and will take 8-12 weeks to complete, weather dependant.

For more information regarding the construction, please contact @ 905-615-3200:

  • Ms. Emily Pellejà, Project Manager: extn. 3699
  • Mr. Kevin Offless, City Inspector: extn. 3051

 

 

The Lorne Park Watercolours Residents’ Association together with St. Luke School are pleased to present a Security Fair featuring a presentation from the Peel Regional Police’s Crime Prevention Unit. The focus of the 45 minute presentation will be on Home Security. 

 

We are pleased to announce that as a result of an overwhelming majority vote of 97.3% of the eligible votes, the Motion to Amend Membership Fee has passed.

Effective January 1, 2018 the membership fee will be $20 for new and renewing members.  

The results are as follows:

 VOTE COUNT  ( % OF VALID VOTES)
YES - Agree with proposed fee change  36  81.8% (97.3%)
NO - Keep the membership fee the same  1  2.3% (2.7%)
INVALID (not counted)*  7  15.9% (0%)

* Invalid votes include votes by expired members and double votes (same) from the same household.  Members needed to be in good standing (up to date dues) and only one vote per household was permitted.

On behalf of all the executive members of the LPWRA, thank you for taking time to cast your vote!

Alex Ragozzino
President
Lorne Park Watercolours Residents' Association 

 

As you may know, a motion to amend the membership fee was put forth at our Annual General Meeting on October 19, 2017, the details of which follow:

The current fee (per household) is:

  • NEW MEMBERS: $30, First year  ($20 + $10 initiation fee)
  • RENEWALS: $20* (* If membership lapses, the extra $10 initiation fee re-applies.)

"The initiation fee shall be payable on the occasion of a person becoming a new Member and is not payable in subsequent membership years unless the member is renewing a membership that was not continuously maintained since the Member last paid the initiation fee."

The PROPOSED FEE CHANGE (per household) is: 

  • NEW SIGN UPS & RENEWALS: $20
  • Effective date: January 1, 2018

Please accept this notice as a call for a “Special Online Meeting” for the purposes of executing a vote for the aforementioned motion.

ABOUT VOTING:

 

UPDATE:  Thank you to our incredible neighbours and volunteers for helping us collect 4000 lbs of food, toiletries and gifts.    Your generosity will go a long way to help families in need.   

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Last year we had an overwhelming show of support from our generous neighbours in Watercolours and we were able to deliver approximately 2000 pounds of food and toys to help families in need! We are hoping to reach the same or better goal this year!

With the help of our team of volunteers and a visit from Santa, we have planned a Food and Gift Drive once again this year.   All donations will be delivered to our friends at The Compass.  

PLEASE LEAVE ALL DONATIONS OUTSIDE YOUR FRONT DOOR ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 17, 2017 NO LATER THAN 10:00AM so our volunteers do not miss picking up your generous items!  

Our team of volunteers will pick up your items between 10:00am and 2:00pm.