News and Updates!

 

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.

The prehearing is sheduled for Thursday Sepember 20, 2018 • 10:00am at Mississauga City Hall (2nd Floor, Municipal Hearing Room)

For more information about this property, check out our previous posts:

Additional information: Board's Appointment for Prehearing and Rules of Practice and Procedures and Draft Order

For hearing and decision information, visit: http://elto.gov.on.ca/tribunals/lpat/forms/

 

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

Full list of candidates in our riding: Click here

Please join us for a Candidates Debate to learn more about the people running for MPP (Provincial) in the Mississauga-Lakeshore riding. Voting for the 2018 Ontario election takes place on June 7th.

The debate is on Tuesday May 29, 2018 • 7pm
Location:  Clarkson Secondary School - 2524 Bromsgrove Rd, Mississauga, Ontario

Both questions from moderators and the audience will be presented to the candidates.

While the debating starts at 7:00 pm, doors will open at 6:30. Seats are limited so come early and please share this event with your friends and neighbours. 

Brought to you by the following Southwest Mississauga Ratepayers Associations:

  • Birch Glen Residents’ Association
  • Birch Glen Residents’ Association
  • Clarkson Fairfields South Ratepayers Association
  • Hillcrest Ratepayers  Association
  • Lorne Park Estates Association
  • Lorne Park Watercolours Residents’ Association
  • Meadow Wood Rattray Ratepayers Association
  • Park Royal Community Association
  • Sheridan Homelands Ratepayers Association
  • Whiteoaks Lorne Park Community Association

Donations of food for THE COMPASS would be appreciated

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 cell tower in question is located at 1150 Lorne Park Road. For more information provided by Bell, please click here PDF

Telecommunication tower/antenna facilities are exclusively regulated by Federal legislation under the Radiocommunication Act and administered by Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED). Therefore, Provincial legislation such as the Planning Act, including zoning bylaws, does not apply to these facilities. It is important to understand that ISED, while requiring proponents to follow the City of Mississauga Telecommunication Tower/Antenna Facilities Protocol, makes the final decisions on whether or not a tower facility can be constructed. The City of Mississauga can only provide comments to ISED and does not have the authority to stop the construction of a telecommunication tower/antenna facility.

Written submissions should be forwarded to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible. Applicants are required to respond to any resident concerns in writing.

 

"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

While Lorne Park Watercolours is not an area being sprayed, we are in close proximity of areas that will be.    The City has scheduled a number of Open Houses to help residents better understand what is being done.    Forestry staff will be teaching techniques for managing both fall cankerworms and gypsy moths on your property as well as explaining details about the upcoming aerial spray program.

The Open House in Ward 2 is on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Chartwell Baptist Church, 1880 Lakeshore Rd W. 

There is also one scheduled in nearby Ward 1 on Monday, April 16 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Clarke Hall, 161 Lakeshore Rd W

For more informarion, please vist the City of Mississauga website

UPDATE (Posted May 17, 2018): Spraying is scheduled to commence the week of May 21, 2018

UPDATE 2: (Posted June 4, 2018):  The City of Mississauga completed the final application for the Aerial Spray Program, which began on May 23. Over six days, the City conducted two applications of the spray in affected areas.

 

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:

  • Committee of Adjustment meeting April 5, 2018 • 1:30pm (Woodeden Drive) - PDF
  • Committee of Adjustment meeting April 5, 2018 • 4:00pm (Kane Road) - PDF

The meeting are held at the City of Mississauga's Council Chambers

 

 

 

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:

In order to pass this motion, a majority vote with a minimum of 20 submissions is required.

To vote please complete the following online form commencing immediately and ending Wednesday November 29, 2017 at 11:59pm

Members must be in good standing (i.e paid and up-to-date dues) in order for the vote to be counted. ONLY ONE VOTE PER HOUSEHOLD IS PERMITTED.  It is the responsibility of each member of a household to determine how a single vote is to be cast.  Where the members in a household are unable to agree on how the single vote is to be cast, the members' rights in that household will be deemed to offset each other and, therefore, cancelled for purposes of this vote.

VOTE CLOSED

 

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. 

The items most in need are:

  • All non-perishable food.  Most in need are:
    • CerealPancake mix & syrup
    • Granola / Cereal bars
    • Jam / Jelly
    • Instant Coffee
    • Tea
    • Salmon & Sardines
    • Canned Meat
    • Chili / StewCrackers
  • Toiletries (shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene products)
  • New unwrapped gifts/toys (aged 13-16)

Thank you for supporting families in need this holiday season! 

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We had a great turnout last night at our AGM.   The executive board would like to extend thanks to our special guests Councillor Karen Ras and Peel Regional Police Constable Taryn Hill (11 Division Community Liaison Officer) for presenting at the meeting.  

If you signed up at the meeting last night and you have not already done so, please remember to register for a member account on our website so we can add you to our member only email list. 

We covered a number of topics that included:

Board Member Election:  The position of President, Treasurer and Member-At-Large were up for election.  We welcome Tricia Leone as the newest member taking on the position previously held by Catherine Bourelle.    Thank you, Catherine, for your devotion to the LPWRA while on the board. 

  • President - Alex Ragozzino 
  • Vice-President - Leanne Swayze
  • Chief Administrative Officer - Lisa Defrancesco
  • Treasurer - Michelle DeMarco
  • Secretary - Sandra Edmonds
  • Member at Large - Tricia Leone

Safety & Security:  We covered a wide variety of topics.  Stay tuned for updates on plans to hold a Security Fair, where we invite the Peel Regional Police to present more details of some of the items we discussed.

Social Media Channels Launched:  We are pleased to announce the launch of a Twitter and Facebook account.   We welcome you to follow us.

If you missed the meeting last night, we will be posting the presentation on our member-only bulletin board in the coming days.    Now is a great time to join if you already haven't done so!

 

The City's contractors will be dewatering the Lorne Park Watercolours Storm Pond (#801), likely the first week of October 2017, to allow for a fish/turtle collection (if present) to be completed.

The purpose of this work is to prepare the pond for the upcoming clean out later this Fall.  Prior to commencement of the clean out, formal notice of construction will be provided.

If you have any questions or concerns about the work being planned, please email us or contact Scott Perry, Storm Drainage Coordinator, Environmental Services Section at 905-615-3200 ext.5161 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Our Annual General Meeting is being held:

Thursday, October 19, 2017  • 7:30 pm  || St. Luke School Library

All residents of Lorne Park Watercolours are welcome to attend to become members.   Our current agenda includes two guest speakers:   Councillor Karen Ras and Peel Regional Police Constable Taryn Hill (11 Division Community Liaison Officer).  We will also be holding elections for 3 of the 6 executive positions.  Only members in good standing are permitted to vote.  

We kindly request for you to join or renew prior to the meeting to minimize our administration work and prevent delays starting the meeting.   If you sign up but prefer to pay by cash or cheque, we will be accepting payments prior to the meeting.   Credit card payments are accepted online only.  

SIGN UP   or  RENEW

For help, renewing follow these 5 EASY STEPS.    Additional self-help instructions are available here:  Tutorials

 

Due to a double booking by Peel District School Board, the location of the COYOTE INFORMATION NIGHT has been relocated to a new venue.   The Board has provided an alternate location:

Event Date:  October 4, 2017 | 6:30 - 8:00pm
New Location:  Hillside Middle School (gymnasium) - 1290 Kelly Road Mississauga

The presentation is by Dr. Brent Patterson, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.  He is a foremost expert on coyotes in Ontario and you should find his presentation informative. Staff from Animal Services will also be in attendance to answer your questions.

Other Events: Cankerworm & Gypsy Moth Workshops & Ward 2: Upcoming Meetings and Events

This is a reminder of an upcoming meeting at Mississauga City Hall (Council Chambers - 300 City Centre Drive) on:

SEPTEMBER 25, 2017  |  6:30 PM

On the agenda is a Rezoning request for the property at 1260 Kane Road (MAP)

A number of residents, including some Watercolours homeowners, are opposed to the application to build 4 homes on a property that originally had 1.  A petition has been published that describes the concerns and past incidents related to 1260 Kane Road.

If you would like to support this opposition, please view the petition here:   PETITION

For additional information, please view this PDF  

UPDATE:   September 25, 2017 - Here is the meeting AGENDA

UPDATE#2 September 26, 2017 - The City Councillors voted unanimously (11-0) to accept the city planning department's recommendation to NOT accept the developer's application to rezone 1260 Kane Road. 

 

 

The City of Mississauga Parks and Forestry Department will be holding a number of workshops where staff will be teaching correct tree banding techniques.    As mentioned in an email we received from Councillor Karen Ras:

On September 4th to 8th , BioForest Technologies Inc., a contractor for the City of Mississauga, begun monitoring for gypsy moth and cankerworm populations in all impacted Wards. The main focus of their work is to outline all of the areas impacted by cankerworm and gypsy moth based on service requests and past monitoring. This includes Wards 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8.  Additional monitoring will be taking place in Wards 5, 9, and 11 based on our existing gypsy moth monitoring program. BioForest will provide the City with both interim and final reports, late fall and early winter, on predicted population levels and defoliation forecasts for 2018 to help inform management decisions.

 

Gypsy moth egg mass surveys are the first step and will take 3-4 weeks to complete. BioForest staff will count egg masses on trees to help forecast defoliation for 2018. City staff will work with BioForest to scrape egg masses off trees that are easily reached to help reduce populations as part of our regular integrated pest management program.