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Neyagawa Major Expansion and Lay-By Issue
February 6, 2015
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Hello Woodland Trails residents and visitors to the site. I recently received an email from a concerned homeowner in the neighbourhood and believe more people would be interested in the matter.

"During the purchase of our townhouse and while we were visiting the home with our real estate agent, myself and my agent received a parking ticket while parked in the front of the townhouse in the dirt lane parallel to Neyagawa. I contacted the town of Oakville and was told that parking in this area and in the lane at the rear of the townhouse is not permitted under any circumstances. They provided me with a map of the streets where parking is permitted and any overnight parking must be arranged with the town.

I inquired further with the Town of Oakville and I was also told that a lay-by: a lane which is typical in the front of townhouses is not planned and will not be placed in front of the townhouses where the dirt lane currently exists. We were also told that while moving into the home any moving trucks will not be permitted to park either in the laneway in the back nor the front of the townhouse. Our movers took the risk and parked in the front anyhow.

Recently I noticed that each and every time I had a parcel from Canada Post, I received a notification in the mailbox and not on my front door. I inquired about it because not one parcel had been attempted to my door. I received a telephone call in response from Canada Post’s Oakville Delivery Depot Supervisor Elaine Garrett who informed me that there will never be deliveries to our door as it is considered a health and safety issue and our street does not provide safe access. I currently have been receiving both Fed-Ex and UPS deliveries to our front door but because they are also union I wonder how long that will last.

One person I spoke to with the Town of Oakville informed me that in the spring Neyagawa will undergo a major expansion with 4 lanes and if something is not done (and it might already be too late) that we will be at the mercy of no short -term parking/access if we do not request a lay-by along Neyagawa Boulevard. Oakville’s taxes are very high and I feel that something can and should be done to rectify this issue especially since all other townhouses in Oakville have a lay-by. As I see it, there is plenty of room on the West side of Neyagawa Blvd. for the planned expansion and a lay-by on the East side of the street. I hope that something can be done before it is too late.

I am going to copy this email to our Mayor in hopes that this will prompt some sort of response from him as contacting the pertinent people at The Town of Oakville offices have proven unsuccessful and unhelpful.

If you could post something on the Woodland Trails website or have anyone with information contact me in this regard I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer."

If anyone has any information or useful contacts that could help move this issue along it would be greatly appreciated. We didn't want to post the residents email or phone number here but any information provided here will be promptly passed along. Please respond to this discussion board thread or email [email protected]. Thanks!

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February 9, 2015
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Update #2

"Hi,

I have been aware of the issue regarding parking, or the lack of it, and the impact of the Neyagawa expansion on the mud tracks currently at the front of the townhomes on Neyagawa ever since I spoke with the Town of Oakville planning department about this very issue 18 months ago. As a Realtor focussed on that neighbourhood I wanted to understand whether there was going to be any parking for residents/visitors for the townhomes made available and had assumed that the “lay by” lanes would eventually become paved for this purpose. At that time, I was told that Neyagawa was to become a five lane road, two lanes in each direction and a centre turning lane, and that the land in front of the townhomes, where the current mud tracks are, was to be used for the Neyagawa expansion. I was also told that the expansion was planned for the fall of last year….obviously it has been delayed. When you look at the Neyagawa/Dundas intersection, looking north, you can visualize where the road is going to be. I expect, but do not now for a fact, that the lane that currently stops at Sixteen Mile Drive will continue north past the townhouses.

All development north of Dundas, in Oakville, is classed as high density. High density does not exist, to the best of my knowledge, south of Dundas. As a result, land use is clearly subject to different standards and this issue is no doubt a result of those differences. Personally, I think the situation is a ridiculous and I would encourage everyone that is effected, to do all they can to find a solution. Clearly this situation has a negative impact on property values."

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February 9, 2015
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Update #3

"After reading your article, trust me I feel your pain. I am a resident I the area as well. I have no alternative but to the mercy of the town of Oakville to "PAY" for on street parking. Abiding by their rules, properly parked, clearly displayed "paid parking permit" issued by the town of Oakville and registered to the vehicle with the town of Oakville - we have since received "4" parking tickets. Yes they have all been revoked, but this is evident our area is Targeted! - which the city disagrees, and explains it is a result of residents who complain about vehicles parked in the area of their homes. As for the lane issues, I also have argued the piece of small drive into the garage from the lane is "their property" and was told I should have read the " fine print" prior to purchase. The need to have access at all times for utility / emergency services. Funny, with the amount of snow we have had, and poor clearing, our one lane access is now 1/2 a lane. Understandably services such as these take time, but it's been 7 days since " our major snow storm", I wonder what the topic of discussion would be if we were 7 days late in paying our property taxes? Not to mention how the sidewalks , as residents we are responsible for snow removal adjacent to our property - which I am diligent in clearing, as well for my surrounding neighbors, as well in the area of the mail box; once I've finished the "city operated" sidewalk snow operator comes by, and allegedly clears the sidewalk? Sure, by dumping more snow to the centre. We live in " prestigious " Oakville , and we all know it by our property taxes, seems to me there should be a more consistent value of services.
As for your parking concerns, it is of my opinion in this case the voice of many are going to lose to the voice of one.

Your fellow Woodlands Trail neighbour"

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February 23, 2015
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Update | Feb 23 2015

Mayor Rob Burton wrote this is in response to Cheryl, a concerned resident in Woodland Trails regarding the parking issues in Woodland Trails / Glenorchy:

"Dear Concerned Homeowner,

Regional Chairman, Gary Carr forwarded your recent message regarding parking concerns on Neyagawa Blvd. Thank you for sharing your comments, as I appreciate hearing them.

Neyagawa Boulevard is a road that falls under the jurisdiction of the Region of Halton. Reconstruction from its present state is slated to be underway in the Spring of 2015. The project will see the road expand to four lanes to create an urban arterial roadway, with turning lanes at all intersecting roadways, new traffic signals, street lighting, pedestrian/bicycling facilities, etc. When completed, Neyagawa will feed a big part of the large, new community of North Oakville which is expected to house an additional 50,000 town residents. Growth on this scale requires significant transportation infrastructure in order to not only service residential needs, but others as well. As a result, Neyagawa will be a main artery for cars and trucks and not a roadway that is suited to a lay-by. As it was never intended to accommodate any form of roadside parking, you were unfortunately given misinformation suggesting that a lay-by might be possible through request.

I did note from your correspondence that you are aware of overnight street parking for residents and I wanted to expand on the two options that are available:

a) For temporary needs, such as overnight visitors, you can request Temporary On-Street Consideration. This will allow you or your visitor to park on-street overnight. These permits are free and are meant to address short-term overnight parking needs. You can call our Parking Office directly at 905-338-4394 or check Oakville.ca.

b) The second option is the New Communities of Oakville On-Street Parking Permit Program. This is a paid, monthly permit system, intended for residents who own more vehicles than they do parking spaces. Permits cost $50 per month.

Roads designated for street parking within Woodland Trails have been added to a map which you can view here.

Ongoing development in our newest communities north of Dundas will predictably bring growing pains. Rest assured that we will work with residents and the Region to find solutions and ease the transition to a completed community. Please let me know whenever I may be of assistance to you.

Sincerely,

Mayor Rob Burton"

June 25, 2015
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Hi
Residents of Town Houses on Neyagawa Blvd have their main entrance facing the Blvd. We understand from Mayor of Oakville that Halton Region has final jurisdiction over the expansion project that will widen it from 2 lane to 4 lane.
There are no Street Lights in front of the Town Houses. We all pay Property Taxes to Oakville & Halton Region. But except for Town House residents everyone has Street Lights that enables any one to go to the front door after sunset and enter the house safely. My question who is responsible for providing this basic necessity?
I have brought it to the attention of the Mayor. He informed that he has little control over when and how Halton Region will provide Street Lights. Is this fair that some tax payers do not get this basic service that everyone else gets in any city in Canada!

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