Mayor wants bungalows, not townhouses
by Roger Varley
Mayor Gerri Lynn O’Connor was rewarded with applause Monday night when she told a public hearing on a proposed development that she would rather see bungalows than townhouses.
The meeting was called to hear Saleville Development (IV) Ltd.’s application for amemdments to the township’s Official Plan and zoning bylaw to allow for a residential development on the south side of Elgin Park Drive. If the proposal goes ahead, it would see residential units built on a narrow strip of land on the western boundary of Wooden Sticks golf course.
Matthew Corey, planning consultant for Saleville, told councillors the development property, which straddles the northern access trail to the Countryside Preserve (not owned by the township), has been considered for a number of years, including a proposal for a hotel years ago. He said the current proposal would see 39 freehold condominium townhouses, built in five staggered blocks, covering 2.3 hectares on one side of the property, while the western half of the property would remain designated as ecologically protected. He said the development would mesh with the natural features on the site and would use low-impact features to drain more rainwater into the ground.…continue reading…
by Roger Varley
Notes from the September 18 Council Meeting
New playground equipment for Leaskdale: Uxbridge council approved the purchase of $30,000 worth of new playground equipment for Leaskdale park on Monday.
The approval will see the current equipment removed and be replaced with swings, slides, monkey bars, climbing apparatus and spring-mounted teeter-totters. The playground will also incorporate accessible equipment.
In a report to council, facilities manager Bob Ferguson said the current equipment has reached the end of its “life expectancy” after a series of repairs and upgrades. He said the new playground will be moved nearer to the park’s main entrance and closer to the picnic shelter and tennis courts.
The contract for the equipment will go to Henderson Playground Equipment, the only company to bid on the tender. Mr. Ferguson said Henderson’s products are already in 60 per cent of the township’s parks.
There was no word on when the new playground will be installed.…continue reading…
Bike and motorbike involved in Goodwood Road collision
A 49-year old male cyclist from Uxbridge was seriously injured in a motor vehicle collision in Uxbridge on Sunday.
Late Sunday afternoon, police responded to a collision reported on Goodwood Road just west of Lake Ridge Road.
Witnesses reported that the cyclist, who was travelling eastbound on Goodwood Road, was struck by a westbound motorcycle. The cyclist and both the rider and passenger of the motorcycle were transported from the scene by ambulance to hospital. The cyclist was found to have life-threatening injuries and was subsequently transferred to a Toronto trauma center, where, at time of press, he remains in critical care. The motorcycle rider and passenger were treated and later released with minor injuries.…continue reading…