News and Updates!

 

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:  List of item most in need updated below.

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!

 

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.

 

There are 2 meetings coming up at this month from the City Planning and Development Committee that will be of interest to you:

Location:  City Hall, Council Chambers - 300 City Centre Drive

Below is a list of other upcoming meetings or events in and around Ward 2 that you may also be interested in attending:

  • Cellular Tower Proposal (1500 Indian Rd.) Open House: September 14th, 7-9 pm Lorne Park Hall, 1288 Lorne Park Rd.  POSTPONED
  • Lakeshore Connecting Communities Public Open House: September 27th, 5:30-8:30 pm. Chartwell Baptist Church, 1880 Lakeshore Rd. W.   (PDF)
  • Coyote Information Session: October 4th, 6:30-8:00 pm, Presentation by Brent Patterson, Ministry of Natural Resources at Clarkson Secondary School Theatre (2524 Bromsgrove Rd.) RELOCATED
  • Virtual Town Hall Budget Engagement Session : October 18th. 7-8 pm. Please contact my office for more details at 905-896-5200
  • Future of Heritage in Clarkson Community Meeting: October 24th, 6:30-8 pm, Lorne Park Secondary School, Lecture Hall
  • Clarkson BIA 'Halloween in the Village': October 28th, 10am - 2pm, Clarkson Village, visit Clarkson BIA website for more details
  • Mayor Crombie and Councillor Ras Office Hours: November 6th, 6-8 pm, location TBA
  • Ward 2 Community Fun Skate: November 19th, 2-4 pm, Clarkson Community Centre Rink

As you may already be aware, the former Imperial Oil Lands at 70 Mississauga Road was sold to developers (West Villlage Partners).   A planning and development committee meeting, where staff will present an Information Report, is being held on Monday, June 26, 2017.  The report is a draft master plan status update.

For more information, please visit the City of Mississauga website

When:  Monday June 26, 2017 • 6:30pm
Where: Council Chambers Civic Centre (2nd Floor) - 300 City Centre Drive [map]

 

 

If you've walked in our neighbourhood park or walkways, you no doubt noticed paint peeling from our beautiful pergolas.   Over the years, the LPWRA has been working with the City of Mississauga to have these repainted.  In spite of our repeated efforts to have them re-painted they continue to peel.   We wanted to assure you that we have been communicating with city staff on getting them cleaned up and wanted to provide you with an update.

 

You may have noticed some fluorescent pink markings on our neighbourhood sidewalks.  We wanted to inform you that today the City of Mississauga inspected the sidewalks in Watercolours. They have marked those in need of repair with pink fluorescent paint. Crews will be scheduled to make the repairs. Should you have any questions or concerns, you can contact the City at 311.

 

A public meeting is being held to discuss a developer's proposal to revise the zoning to permit 4 two-storey detached homes on a private condominium road.  There is also a request to approve a proposed Plan of Subdivision for 4 residential lots.

Monday May 1, 2017 • 7:00 pm

Mississauga Civic Centre  |  Council Chamber  | 300 City Centre Drive

The purpose of the meeting:

  • For the applicant to present the proposal
  • For people to ask questions and share their views about the proposal
  • For Planning and Development Committee to receive a report that provides information about the project

For more information, please see view this document (PDF).  If you cannot attend the meeting, the document contains options to share your views.

UPDATE:  Here is some more detailed information about the PROPOSAL (PDF)


Karen Ras will be holding Community Office Hours at Clarkson Community Centre, Multi-purpose Room (beside the Library) on:

Friday, April 28th, 10 am – 12 pm

It is advised that residents contact her office to schedule a one-on-one discussion by calling 905-896-5200, or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Mark your calendars for our Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, April 15, 2017
LOCATION : Our Park
TIME:  10:030am - 11:00am (Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in)

The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance!    We look forward to seeing you there.

This is a member-only event.  Please renew or sign up to participate prior to the event.

On Tuesday, March 28th Councillor Karen Ras be hosting a community meeting, along with Park Planning, to update residents with respect to the Multi-Use Hydro Trail.  Animal Services will also be in attendance, to address any coyote concerns. The meeting will be held at Lorne Park Secondary School, 1324 Lorne Park Rd., in the Lecture Hall, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Watercolours Incorporated 5

Back in August 2015, a film crew shot scenes for a Pilot for a TV series co-produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Pearl Street Productions, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions. The series called “Incorporated” recently began airing on Showcase in Canada and SyFy Channel in the US.  You can catch scenes in the very first episode, featuring some familar areas!

If you are interested in seeing the show, it is available for viewing online here:  http://www.showcase.ca/incorporated

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Santa Visiting Watercolours For The Compass

UPDATE:  The food and toy collection on Sunday was a tremendous success thanks to the many volunteers and generous neighbours in our amazing community.   With your help we were able to deliver approximately 2000 pounds of goodies to help families in need!

Watercolours is one of the safest communities in Mississauga, in part, because of our strong sense of community involvement, awareness of safety issues and information sharing tools.

Now that school is back and more children are roaming the neighbourhood, the importance of obeying speed limits and stop signs cannot be stressed enough.