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REPORTS FROM COUNCILLOR BARBEAU

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 13, 2010

City of Lakes Family Health Team receives provincial funding for Walden clinic

The City of Greater Sudbury welcomes the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s contribution to assist in bringing a new Family Health Team office to Walden.

The funding stems from a program announced by the Ministry in 2005 for the implementation of 150 Family Health Teams to address the shortage of family medicine practitioners in the province of Ontario. It is estimated that there are currently over 30,000 patients within the City of Greater Sudbury without a family physician or primary health care provider.

"We are dedicated to ensuring that all residents have access to primary health care and personalized service", said Greater Sudbury Mayor, John Rodriguez. "The Walden Family Health Team will be comprised of four new physicians, recruited by the City’s Strategic Physician Recruitment and Retention Program prior to moving forward with the Walden project."

The four new physicians, three of whom are native Sudburians, will be taking on 6,000 new patients when the facilities open in early 2011.

"We are extremely excited about this announcement," said Ward 2 Councillor, Jacques Barbeau. "It strengthens our commitment to enhancing the delivery of primary care to the areas within our City most affected by the shortage of family medicine practitioners. With the Ministry funding in place, along with the City’s contribution of 50% towards infrastructure, we can directly address the most critical needs of our citizens."

The City of Greater Sudbury is providing the space to house the Walden Family Health Team in the former Municipal Offices on Black Lake Road. The City and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are sharing the cost of the renovations to the building. Today’s funding announcement represents the Ministry’s share of the improvements required to accommodate the clinic.

Hôpital Régional de Sudbury Regional Hospital, Ontario Telehealth Network and the Northern Ontario School of Medicine are also joint partners in the venture, each committing to either infrastructure or in-kind contributions.

Citizens who wish to sign on as new patients are encouraged to contact the Health Care Connect program by calling 1-800-445-1822. More information about the program can be found at: www.health.gov.on.ca/en/ms/healthcareconnect/public/default.aspx.

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Media Contact:

Kate Furlotte, Corporate Communications

City of Greater Sudbury

674-4455 ext. 2513

 

Jan. 14,2010, Report -Councilor Barbeau

1. ATV By-Law:
- Almost 3 years later and CGS is still working with GSPS, residents & community groups to develop an ATV By-Law
- Similar problems re: ATVs and 4-wheelers – speeding, use of walking/hiking trails, driving on roads etc
- Numerous examples of ATV By-Laws from other jurisdictions
- To develop ATV By-Law for rural areas first

2. Health Services in Walden:
New SDNPC Lively Site:
- Final walk-through Mon. Jan. 18th
- Renovations on target
- CGS one-time funding of $75,000 approved
- Awaiting funding transfers from MOHLTC
- Should be up & running in 2 months
- Will provide health care for 2,000 Orphan Patients in Walden

City Of Lakes FHT Site in Walden:
- CGS funding/ use of former Town of Walden offices approved
- Architectural drawings/costs re: renovations prepared/approved
- Awaiting transfer of MOTLTC funding for next stage
- Goal to be opened by Aug/Sept. 2010

3. Bay St. Water Tap in Whitefish:
- Important source of drinking water for residents of Penage, Fairbanks Lake, Beaver Lake; often water from wells not drinkable
- CGS to construct a Fill Station in 2010- with lighting so that residents can pull off and park to fill up with water
- Residents will continue to have access to water tap until project is complete

4. Grand Opening of Lively Ski Hill:
- Official Opening for the season Wed. Jan. 6th with Mayor, Walden Ski Club reps and the Media present
- Lots of coverage in Northern Life, Sudbury Star & TV
- Results of team work: major support financially by CGS, hard work by CGS Staff and fundraising & hard work by Walden Ski Club volunteers
- Nate Mahon hired by CGS is doing a great job of running the hill
- 100s of kids using the hill; many said it was better than Adenac

5. Accessibility Ramp at Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club:
- New Wheel Chair Ramp Officially dedicated in Oct.
- Result of hard work by Brenda and the BLS&CC and financial support of CGS

6. Anderson Farm Museum:
- CGS received $5 million from the province
- CGS 2010 Budget approval for funds as requested by AFM & HS:
• Stable renovations – to be completed in 2010
• Partnership with LDSS & Sudbury Hydro re: repairs/upgrading of paddock area
• Partnership with LDSS & Walden Srs Woodworkers to build new storage shed
- Final budget for the city is to be approved Feb. 3rd 2010. 99.9% sure that stable dollars will not be touched and renos will begin soon.


7. New NE LHIN Walden Help Program for Seniors:
- Still waiting for news re: new Walden Help Program for Seniors – funded by the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN)
- Still working out final details with various health partners delivering the program
- Could be 2 more months
- Will contact LHIN for details



8. Walden-CAN Beautification Committee requests for funds:
- CGS Budget process is incomplete
- Beautification Committee should meet with CGS Staff before end of Feb.; Forbes to set-up meeting

9. Walden Non-Profit Housing:
- Working with volunteer board re: funding for additional affordable housing for seniors in Walden
- 2 complexes on same property in Lively

10. HWY 17, Sudbury Southwest By-Pass Recommended Plan:
- We continue to wait word from the MOE on our request for a "bump up" or part 2 study
- We also will continue dialogue with the MTO to see if we can move this plan to something we can all live with.

 by Ward 2 Councilor Jacques Barbeau



 


 

Jan. 14,2010, Report -Councilor Barbeau

 

  1. ATV By-Law:

-          Almost 3 years later and CGS is still working with GSPS, residents & community groups to develop an ATV By-Law

-          Similar problems re: ATVs and 4-wheelers – speeding, use of walking/hiking trails, driving on roads etc

-          Numerous examples of ATV By-Laws from other jurisdictions

-          To develop ATV By-Law for rural areas first

 

  1. Health Services in Walden:

          New SDNPC Lively Site:

-          Final walk-through Mon. Jan. 18th

-          Renovations on target

-          CGS one-time funding of $75,000 approved

-          Awaiting funding transfers from MOHLTC

-          Should be up & running in 2 months

-          Will provide health care for 2,000 Orphan Patients in Walden

 

          City Of Lakes FHT Site in Walden:

-          CGS funding/ use of former Town of Walden offices approved

-          Architectural drawings/costs re: renovations prepared/approved

-          Awaiting transfer of MOTLTC funding for next stage

-          Goal to be opened by Aug/Sept. 2010

 

  1. Bay St. Water Tap in Whitefish:

-          Important source of drinking water for residents of Penage, Fairbanks Lake, Beaver Lake; often water from wells not drinkable

-          CGS to construct a Fill Station in 2010- with lighting so that residents can pull off and park to fill up with water

-          Residents will continue to have access to water tap until project is complete

 

  1. Grand Opening of Lively Ski Hill:

-          Official Opening for the season Wed. Jan. 6th with Mayor, Walden Ski Club reps and the Media present

-          Lots of coverage in Northern Life, Sudbury Star & TV

-          Results of team work: major support financially by CGS, hard work by CGS Staff and fundraising & hard work by Walden Ski Club volunteers

-          Nate Mahon hired by CGS is doing a great job of running the hill

-          100s of kids using the hill; many said it was better than Adenac

 

  1. Accessibility Ramp at Beaver Lake Sports & Cultural Club:

-          New Wheel Chair Ramp Officially dedicated in Oct.

-          Result of hard work by Brenda and the BLS&CC and financial support of CGS

 

  1. Anderson Farm Museum:

-          CGS received $5 million from the province

-          CGS 2010 Budget approval for funds as requested by AFM & HS:

·          Stable renovations – to be completed in 2010

·          Partnership with LDSS & Sudbury Hydro re: repairs/upgrading of paddock area

·          Partnership with LDSS & Walden Srs Woodworkers to build new storage shed

-          Final budget for the city is to be approved Feb. 3rd 2010. 99.9% sure that stable dollars will not be touched and renos will begin soon.

 

 

  1. New NE LHIN Walden Help Program for Seniors:

-          Still waiting for news re: new Walden Help Program for Seniors – funded by the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN)

-          Still working out final details with various health partners delivering the program

-          Could be 2 more months

-          Will contact LHIN for details

 

 

  1. Walden-CAN Beautification Committee requests for funds:

-          CGS Budget process is incomplete

-          Beautification Committee should meet with CGS Staff before end of Feb.; Forbes to set-up meeting

 

    9.  Walden Non-Profit Housing:

-          Working with volunteer board re: funding for additional affordable housing for seniors in Walden

-          2 complexes on same property in Lively

 

10.   HWY 17, Sudbury Southwest By-Pass Recommended Plan:

-          We continue to wait word from the MOE on our request for a "bump up" or part 2 study

-          We also will continue dialogue with the MTO to see if we can move this plan to something we can all live with.

 

 

Notes prepared by Gwen Doyle, Communications Coordinator, Walden-CAN

Final Report edited/approved by Ward 2 Councilor Jacques Barbeau

 

 

Good morning ,
 
Below is the motion presented and passed unanimously by council last Wednesday evening. This motion has been forwarded to the Ministry as our official request for a Part 2 "bump up" study. In the meantime we will continue to meet with staff of roads and infrastructure, emergency services , planning , the Mayor and councilors to resolve the concerns of our residents. On Friday the 4th of December a number of staff, council and emergency services met at Fielding Road to discuss a response and action plan going forward.
Regards,
Jacques Barbeau

 

Notice of Motion presented by Councillor Jacques Barbeau

WHEREAS the Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has completed its Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR), Highway 17, Sudbury Southwest By-Pass from Sudbury Municipal Road 55 (Middle Junction) Easterly to Highway 69 (GWP 5825-05-00) and presented its Preferred Plan;

AND WHEREAS Council has outstanding concerns relative to the impact of the Preferred Plan on Emergency Services access and delays in response times south of Highway 17;

AND WHEREAS Council also has outstanding concerns relative to increased traffic volumes in Mikkola Subdivision and Southview Drive as a result of the Preferred Plan;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Council request Staff to put forward a Part II Order request in response to the Preferred Plan as contained in the MTO’s TESR and that this resolution be included as part of that request;

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Council wishes to advise the MTO that it would like to entertain further discussions regarding the issues and concerns surrounding the Preferred Plan.

Dec.8, 2009

 

Dec. 1,2009

As promised in my last update on the South West Bypass issue, a meeting will be held later this week with all three chiefs of fire, ems, and fire being in attendance. From that meeting we will be requesting further support and data supporting the argument of extended response times to many of our residents should the preferred MTO plan go forward.

As we continue to argue against this plan it is imperative that we have the support of all our emergency services. In addition we will continue to make the argument of safety in the Hillcrest Subdivision and the potential loss of revenues to many of our local businesses.

Council remains supportive of our position and we will continue to work diligently with staff toward a next step. It is also important to continue to voice concerns over the MTO's preferred plan. I would suggest letters around the response times of ems and safety in Hillcrest Subdivision be the points we need to drive home. The other issues remain ,but , will be less likely to strike a cord with MTO officials.

Regards,
Jacques Barbeau Ward 2


 

 
Good afternoon,

By now the community is well aware of the Ministers final decision to go ahead with the two flyovers at both Kantola/Fielding and Southview Drive. Since this announcement we have requested through Minister Bartolucci a re-consideration to this decision and he has in return made such request to the Minister of Transportation. This request was also denied by Minister Bradley and the response from Minister Bartolucci's office is that this decision is final.

An appeal may still be made through an Environmental Assessment process ,but, it is expected that the request will only delay the inevitable.

Although this is far from the ideal solution to our concerns, it most certainly will make the existing interchanges more safe. Concerns remain of the traffic impacts on the Hillcrest Subdivision and the response times for EMS vehicles to the Areas of Moxam Landing,Kantola and others.

As a result both Councilor Cimino and I will be meeting with the Chiefs of Police , Fire and EMS to formalize a response to the Minister, Mayor and members of CGS Council.

We will keep the community as informed as possible as this process moves forward.

Regards,
Jacques Barbeau

 

 

Councillor Barbeau,

As a Board Member with the Italian Club of Copper Cliff, I am very excited to let you know that the Club has launched a website:

www.italianclub.ca

The Italian Club of Copper Cliff has been active in the community for over 70 years and this website demonstrates how the Club continues to evolve by giving our organization a presence on the world wide web. I am most certain that it will become a great resource for both members and non members.

Our current Board is to be congratulated for moving forward with this initiative to ensure that information about the Italian Club of Copper Cliff has an electronic record of past accomplishments and future goals. A listing of our volunteer Board Members is located on the website under the "Contact" tab:

http://www.italianclub.ca/CONTACT/tabid/58/Default.aspx

I would also like to thank our Manager, Andrea Crombez, who worked with volunteers from the Club in gathering the information and documents for this site. I will also ask her to pass this email along to those Board Members who do not have email access.

Please share the news of our first ever website with other family, friends and colleagues.

Thank you and have a nice weekend.

Jason

Councilor Barbeau’s May 3,2009 Update:

1. Sandcastle Estate Plan by Dalron to CGS:
• Turned down Plan 5 – 0
• Serious issues re: water, environment not addressed
• Must consider fragile lake, sustainability of environment
• Can reapply with significant changes to plan ie no lake frontage
• Should concentrate on subdivision lots already approved within Walden VS spreading to outer areas

2. Meeting at Queens Park re: Interchange Options for SW by-Pass:
• Successful meeting with Minister Bradley; listened & asked pertinent questions; 2 Deputy Ministers took notes
• Mayor, Jacques, MPP Barotlucci & Mark Simioni (CGS Staff) met with Minister Bradley; should get good results - favorable comments
• Should hear some news by week of May 18th

3. Walden Youth For Youth Centre:
• Jeff Pafford will report re: status of new space for WYFYC
• NOHFC- possible Grants to help with renovations to site
• Follow-up meeting planned re: funding etc

4. New GSPS Chief- Frank Elsner:
• Will be coming to Walden for a Public Meeting
• Will be helping at WYFYC BBZ on June 19th – as quest Chef with Jacques

5. June 13: Fundraiser at Copper Cliff Italian Club

• Vegas Night featuring Comedian Tim Murphy
• Tickets $75 each

6. May 23: Walden Volunteer Family Fair- hosted by Walden Lions at AFM

7. Lively Ski Hill:
• $60,000 raised + extra $50,000 ???
• Should bring water to the Lot Line; will need In Kind services to bring water to Snow-Making Equipment at Ski Hill
• $50,000 allocated to Chalet improvements but will be set aside in case extra funds are needed

8. Sudbury Transit Services: Jacques met with Robert Gauthier- Sudbury Transit
• As of May 18th Sudbury Transit Bus will pick up Seniors at the main entrance of Meadowbrook- won’t need a Bus Shelter after all
• Some minor changes to existing Routes have been – eliminating repeated suns over the same streets in Lively
• Will have Public Meeting re: Transportation in the Fall

9. Playground improvements in Pine Heights:
• Playground area has been all cleared out; trees taken down to give clear view
• Playground equipment
• Playground Association is to be set-up

10. New Property Standards By-Law:
• By-Law applies to businesses, private property and city property
• Residents can call 311 re: complaints; ask for By-Law dept.


Access to Highway 17 By-Pass at Fielding/ Kantola intersection



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To: Ministry of Transportation & City of Sudbury
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE DENIED ACCESS TO THE SW BY-PASS OR HAVE A THOUSAND MORE CARS GOING DOWN YOUR STREET??

The latest version of the Southwest By-Pass has nasty implications for everyone from Jarvi Road, Moxam Landing Road, and Kantola Road to every home from Bonnie Drive to Hillcrest Drive in the Mikkola area, as well as Fielding Road businesses. We have formed an action group to protect our homes, families and businesses and get others involved.
For those in the Jarvi to Kantola area, the latest version denies you access to Hwy 17 (SW By-Pass) at both Jarvi and Kantola. Think of the implications for school buses, emergency vehicles, property values and just getting to work and back or to shop.

-> For those in the Mikkola area, the plan states:” Moxam Landing and Kantola traffic will use the existing means of access (to Lively) through the Mikkola area.” Bonnie Dr., Patricia, Hillcrest and Mikkola would get the brunt of the new traffic. Imagine the line-ups at the Hillcrest or Westview intersections! This proposed “Access to Lively” would deal a terrible blow to the Lively business and community center. This slow, awkward, dangerous route would discourage many from going to Lively.

-> The plan continues access to Southview Drive using a service road linking Kantola and Moxam Landing roads to Jarvi and thus to Southview. The plan would force much more traffic to use this very poor quality, congested road as it becomes the only way to access the south end. Southview also would have no access to the by-pass.

-> Neither would Fielding Road!! Over 1000 people work on this road. Daily, a continual stream of traffic enters and exits Fielding Road using the by-pass. Think of the impact this could have on local businesses and thus economic growth. Think of all those Fielding Road trucks trying to turn left off RR55 to get to the By-Pass-what a mess!
-> The logical answer is what everyone wants: a simple diamond interchange at the Fielding/ Kantola intersection. Nothing else works. Our one goal is to pressure City Council and the Province to listen to the voice of the people.

Things you can do:

1. Contact area councillors.
- Moxam Landing Rd to all Mikkola area: Jacques Barbeau jacques.barbeau@greatersudbury.ca  692 5966
- Jarvi Road area: Doug Craig: doug.craig@greatersudbury.ca  523 1987
- Southview Dr. area: Joe Cimino, joe.cimino@greatersudbury.ca  522 0404

2. Contact Mayor Rodriguez mayor@greatersudbury.ca  674 4455 ext 2514

3. Email concerns to the consultants at:comments@sudburyswbypass.ca 

4. Write a letter to the editor.
dstpierre@thesudburystar.com or bbradley@northenlife.ca 

5. Look at the maps on the website: www.sudburyswbypass.ca 

6. Keep informed contact hwy17petition@gmail.com 


Sincerely,

The Undersigned




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The following public service announcement has been distributed to news media.

JULY SCHEDULE OF CITY COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Scheduled meetings of City Council and its committees have been adjusted for the summer. City Council, the Priorities Committee and the Planning Committee will meet once in July.

The Planning Committee will meet on Tuesday, July 8, starting at 2 p.m.

The Priorities Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 9, starting at 12:30 p.m., followed by a meeting of City Council starting at 4 p.m.

All meetings will be held in the Council Chamber of Tom Davies Square, 200 Brady Street, Sudbury.

Meeting agendas are available at www.greatersudbury.ca.  Search: agendas online.


Media Contact:

Angie Hache, City Clerk,
City of Greater Sudbury, 674-4455, ext. 4206


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 26, 2008

GSDC provides $500,000 to Living with Lakes Centre

At this evening's meeting, Greater Sudbury City Council approved a recommendation by the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) to contribute up to $500,000 to the Living with Lakes Centre. This funding will consist of $100,000 for capital construction in 2008, as well as up to $400,000 over the subsequent four years to support research projects with economic development impacts.

The new Living with Lakes Centre will house an expanded group of scientists and students, and will provide the laboratory infrastructure required for continued study of environmental science. It will be the first such facility dedicated to the study of freshwater aquatic ecosystems in Ontario.

"We expect that the Living with Lakes Centre will attract, train and retain approximately 30 to 50 highly qualified, skilled scientific personnel for our community," said Greater Sudbury Mayor John Rodriguez. "This is a tremendous boost to our local economy, and I am very pleased that City Council has approved this recommendation from the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation."

"The Centre will continue to serve as a resource to the mining, forestry, agriculture and tourism sectors, as well as Northern Ontario municipalities," said GSDC Chair Guy Labine. "It will also serve as a catalyst for attracting collaborators and investors, and will assist in facilitating the transfer of knowledge to commercialization to the global market. The development of the Living with Lakes Centre is a significant step for Greater Sudbury as our economy becomes increasingly diversified."

"We are very grateful to the GSDC, and the City of Greater Sudbury, for this generous financial support," said Dr. Judith Woodsworth, president of Laurentian University. "Sudbury has become an internationally renowned centre for environmental education and research. By
contributing to the Vale Inco Living with Lakes Centre, the City is ensuring that our university and region continue to provide civic and educational leadership in environmental issues."

Approval for this recommendation was provided by City Council in accordance with the terms of the partnership between Council and the GSDC. All funding requests in excess of $250,000 must be jointly approved by both groups.

The Greater Sudbury Development Corporation is the economic development arm of the City. Consisting of a 17-member board of directors, and supported by City staff, the GSDC acts as a catalyst for economic development initiatives, and supports the attraction, development and retention of business in the community.

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Media Contact:
Alison Taylor
Communications Officer
City of Greater Sudbury
674-4455, ext. 2513

 

There will be a public information center Feb. 28th at Fielding Memorial
Park to discuss the MTO's plan of a new interchange. I have no information
as to their direction at this time. I would strongly encourage as many
people as possible to attend and show support. As You will recall council
voted unanimously to support the interchange at Fielding Road and that
letter of request has been in their hands for a few weeks.
Regards,
Jacques

 

Jan 17/08
Good morning,
Great news from last nights council meeting as council unanimously supported
a recomendation to the MTO to build a Diamond shape interchange at Fielding
Road and not on Southview Drive. This is still most definitely in the hands
of the MTO ,but, I believe we have sent them a clear message. Any
correspondence being sent to the MTO should reflect the unanimous vote for
Alternative 2 and I would appreciate seeing such correspondence. Thank You
for your assistance in this matter.
Regards,
jacques Barbeau


Copy of Dec. 4,2008 email sent to Jason Neva, Ernie Heerschap

Good afternoon Gentleman,

Let me start by thanking You both for the opportunity to discuss RH Murray School and the future of this learning institution with You last evening. As firmly stated I am 100% in support of the ARC's recommendations and will do all that I can to bolster support for such.

I will also gather answers to the questions posed to me regarding the outdoor athletic facilities and costs of upgrades, building permits that have been issued over the past few years for the zone affecting RH Murray, potential development for the Whitefish First Nation Reserve and support of council and the Mayor to lobby the Rainbow Board Trustees.

I am of the belief that the only real solution to the problem created by the Administrative Council lies in the support of the Trustees.

As directed by the Ministry of Education, the ARC that was struck almost a year ago, delivered recommendations that solved and served the needs of our students and the Rainbow School Board. Throughout many heart wrenching and difficult decisions, this school and community group came together unanimously with what was seen by most residents as an extremely sensible and responsible set of recommendations.

The very fact that the Administrative Council chose to ignore the recommendation speaks volumes of their arrogance and lack of interest in doing the RIGHT thing. Their rejection of the ARC recommendation will surely formulate a recipe for failure as what person with a sane mind would willingly volunteer to sit on such a committee in the future?

Only 12 months ago a set of recommendations came to city council in the form of the Constellation City Report. Almost 90% of this report has now been implemented with more to come to fruition in the year and years to come. Had council have decided to shelve this report the result would have had huge implications not the least of being a boycott of community panels by our residents for years to come.

In that report were many recommendations to become an inclusive city and to give our smaller communities the attention and respect they so deserve. The response by said communities has been for the most part positive.

The decision by the Administration Council does absolutely nothing to help bridge the gap between Old City and New Amalgamated City in that once again the little "guy" is being ignored.

I recently toured RH Murray and other Rainbow Board Schools in the area and as expressed to Principle Jack, I was "totally impressed"! This is truly a learning institution and not one only of the book nature, but one of life lessons, leadership and comradery. I left that school with an extra bounce in my step and feeling great about the school experiences we are offering our children.

In closing I sincerely apologize for not making the meeting this evening due to a previous commitment, but I will do everything possible to make the next meetings and to support the efforts of the school and community group going forward.

Regards,
Jacques Barbeau




 

Councilor Barbeau’s Update for Dec. 13,2007

1. Budget allocations from Dec.10 CGS Council Meeting impacting Walden:

a. $25,000 allocated re: Family Health Teams in Walden & Chelmsford
• Upgrades to facilities
• Location undecided in Walden: Former Town site or Walden Help Centre
• To be decided early in 2008

b. $20,000 to Walden Ski Club:
• Towards purchase of snow-making equipment & water lines

c. $20,000 to Naughton Cross Country Ski Club:
• To help build an addition to their existing Chalet (to make it twice the size)
• This is in addition to $5,000 I provided from Community Improvement Funds

d. $30,000 to hire Part-Time Maintenance Person for Greater Sudbury Heritage Museums:
• This person will do maintenance – as required at Museum sites
• Eg He would provide support for AFM Site Committee at weekend special events
• Better use of Curator’s time & skills
• Ron Henderson very pleased to get funding approval

e. $20,000 allocated to McLelland Fitness Centre:
• To help with improvements
• Located in the McLelland Arena
• Many former members of Cambrian Fitness have joined this centre

f. Approved Funding for CANs in Principle:
• Funding amounts to be determined
• Most in agreement to the same funding amount for each CAN
• One suggestion made re: $5,000 per Ward
• I spoke against this idea- used Ward 2 as an example of 2 existing CANs;
Not fair that they would only get $2,500 each
• Councilors want decision re: controlling total number of CANs

• Note: Funding proposed for 2 additional CGS Liaison Staff did not reach funding line

2. Future of Walden Help Centre Building:
• I have asked CGS Real Estate Dept. to hold off putting the building up for sale until the community of Walden can determine if & how it could be used
• We will be having a Tour of the building in Jan.
• Walden-CAN should be part of Tour

3. Angle Parking By-Law BLITZ on Main St:
• I spoke to Sgt Smythe & Tickets have been issued re: violations to By-Law & officers will continue to ticket offenders
• Local businesses are still handing out Flyers to educate the public re: Angel Parking By-Law & Main St.
• It appears to be working
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4. Some future Projects to be investigated for 2009:

a. Skating Path at Meatbird Park:
• Preliminary costing by Kevin Moxam @ $50,000 is probably close re: City location
• Should cost out less tax dollars- with community partners helping with project
• Not going to happen this winter

b. Repairs to ‘Flower Pots’ along Main St:
• Initial estimate of costs too high to be submitted to CGS Budget this year
• Need to get realistic estimate of costs
• Investigate setting up a committee

c. Move Outdoor Skating Rink to Lively Ski Hill:
• Discussions again re: moving outdoor rink to ski hill site
• Possibility of 2 rinks- one for outdoor hockey & one for other skaters
• The old ski chalet needs to be replaced with larger building; could share space
• Nothing to happen this winter

5. Status of MTO Interchange Options for Four-laning of Southwest By-Pass:
• See Notes from Dec. 3 Meeting at Laamanen Construction
• MTO will present Options to CGS in Jan. – public can make presentations
• MTO will present 2 Options to residents re: HWY 55 west Interchange- we asked them to move Interchange east of Den Lou

6. First Annual Christmas Tree-Lighting & Community Caroling at Anderson Farm:
• I have worked with AFM Site Committee to coordinate this Free family/community event
• See Invitation sent to Media & local community groups & Walden-CAN Contacts
• Lots of community involvement: Santa, Fire Dept. Choir & their Christmas Float/sound system, Woodworkers/Granary (Santa’s helpers), singers from local church, sleigh rides, LDSS students, donations from businesses, groups, CGS - in services & in kind and all members of AFM Site Committee
• ‘Green’ Lights will be strung to outline the Granery, Stable, Milk House & will stay up so that Walden Winter carnival can use the lights too
• Large tree in front of Farm House will be lit up at 7pm
• Mayor & 5 Councilors will be joining us


Jacques







 

 

Councilor Barbeau’s Nov. 8,2007 Update:

a. Violations of Angle Parking By-Law on Main St.:
• Angle Parking violation continue to occur in Lively business block
• People think it’s a parking lot…not a road
• Need to educate the people…meeting with Sgt Smythe/business/Co- Chair CAN to develop a strategy
• One page information flyer to be given at stores with purchases
• One Day BLITZ with police issuing warnings/educating VS Ticketing
• One Day BLITZ with violations Ticketed


b. Stewardship of Simon Lake: meeting with Stewardship volunteers on resolution of problems re: Simon Lake…resonator/harvester etc…not a quick, easy solution


c. New CGS ATV By-Law:
• One of recommendations on Laughren’s Constellation City Report was “…that Council continue the development of a comprehensive by-law to govern the I=use of ATVs within CGS”
• A report was presented to Priorities Committee in August and an Ad Hoc Committee has been formed to review issues & options related to ATV By-Law
• I am on that Committee…should have ATV By-Law in place by Spring re: speeds, timing, locations…all regulations necessary


b. New Senior Information Line launched- 673-3636:
• Seniors looking for information on programs & services in CGS can now phone & speak to a live person VS automated voice system
• Based at the Parkside Centre…Fed Nor providing funding for employees Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm
• Can still call 311 for assistance…673-3636 is just for seniors

c. LDSS new Football team is making a difference!
• $26,000 has been raised in the community- all costs covered
• 700 people came for the 1st game- including media
• Portable lights moved to schools for night games
• Great support from community…increased school spirit!



 

Councilor Barbeau’s OCT11,2007 Update:

 

a.      Violations of Angle Parking By-Law on Main St.:

·         Angle Parking violation continue to occur in Lively business block

·         People think it’s a parking lot…not a road

·         Need to educate the people…meeting with Sgt Smythe/business/Co- Chair CAN to develop a strategy

·         One page information flyer to be given at stores with purchases

·         One Day BLITZ with police issuing warnings/educating VS Ticketing

·         One Day BLITZ with violations Ticketed

 

 

b.      Stewardship of Simon Lake: meeting with Stewardship volunteers on resolution of problems re: Simon Lake…resonator/harvester etc…not a quick, easy solution

 

 

c.      New CGS ATV By-Law:

·         One of recommendations on Laughren’s Constellation City Report was “…that Council continue the development of a comprehensive by-law to govern the I=use of ATVs within CGS”

·         A report was presented to Priorities Committee in August and an Ad Hoc Committee has been formed to review issues & options related to ATV By-Law

·         I am on that Committee…should have ATV By-Law in place by Spring re: speeds, timing, locations…all regulations necessary

 

 

b.      New Senior Information Line launched- 673-3636:

·         Seniors looking for information on programs & services in CGS can now phone & speak to a live person VS automated voice system

·         Based at the Parkside Centre…Fed Nor providing funding for employees Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

·         Can still call 311 for assistance…673-3636 is just for seniors

 

c.      LDSS new Football team is making a difference!

·         $26,000 has been raised in the community- all costs covered

·         700 people came for the 1st game- including media

·         Portable lights moved to schools for night games

·         Great support from community…increased school spirit!

 

Councilor’s Update for Sept.18, 2007

After seventeen long years, Lively High Hawks have re-entered the Varsity Football league. Attendance at Friday’s home opener was in excess of 500 loud and enthusiastic fans. There is a real buzz on the streets over this. Although the home team lost 36-0 there were many, many positives that came of this game.

The lively sewage and tailing site continues to remain odour free. Many things are being done including the installation of a water rezonator, enzymes and a reduced use of bioxide. A mailing was done 2 weeks ago and these along with a November update meeting will continue.

Simon Lake Stewardship group will gain the support and expertise of city officials and other gov't officials in a search for a solution to the green algae problem. As with the sewage problem, there is no quick fix and things that were done years ago as accepted practices are coming back to haunt us in a big way.

The Laurentian Community Track was given a huge push when Laurentian University came to the plate with $500,000.00 towards the planned major renovations. This track affects all of our young athletes.

The ATV Bylaw committee will be struck October 3rd and I do plan to let my name stand for nomination. This bylaw has been a long time coming and former councilors Gainer and Kett played a significant role in getting it off the ground.

Jacques

 

 

Councilor’s Update for Sept.18, 2007


After seventeen long years, Lively High Hawks have re-entered the Varsity Football league. Attendance at Friday’s home opener was in excess of 500 loud and enthusiastic fans. There is a real buzz on the streets over this. Although the home team lost 36-0 there were many, many positives that came of this game.

The lively sewage and tailing site continues to remain odour free. Many things are being done including the installation of a water rezonator, enzymes and a reduced use of bioxide. A mailing was done 2 weeks ago and these along with a November update meeting will continue.

Simon Lake Stewardship group will gain the support and expertise of city officials and other gov't officials in a search for a solution to the green algae problem. As with the sewage problem, there is no quick fix and things that were done years ago as accepted practices are coming back to haunt us in a big way.
 
The Laurentian Community Track was given a huge push when Laurentian University came to the plate with $500,000.00 towards the planned major renovations. This track affects all of our young athletes.

The ATV Bylaw committee will be struck October 3rd and I do plan to let my name stand for nomination. This bylaw has been a long time coming and former councilors Gainer and Kett played a significant role in getting it off the ground.

 Jacques

 

 

Reports from Jacques Barbeau

 THIS WEEK'S CGS NEWS - for the week of September 17, 2007

Firefighters capture top honours at the national FireFit Championship
Greater Sudbury firefighters recently captured top honours at the
national FireFit Championship Finals held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Local
firefighters Jim Kolar, Richard Landry, Eric Pichette, Craig McPhee,
Trevor Fera, David Gerow and Jesse Fram achieved impressive showings during the four day elimination event, from August 30 to September 2.
For more information, visit the City’s website at
 http://www.city.greatersudbury.on.ca/pubapps/newsreleases/index.cfm?lang=en&Release_id=1937

 "Big Air Insanity" Live at the Sudbury Arena
Edge Motor Sports proudly presents "Big Air Insanity" at the Sudbury
Arena on Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 p.m. This event is a showcase of the 2007 Hyundai Freestyle Motocross World Tour. Tickets go on sale
Friday, September 21 at 10:00 a.m. Ticket cost is $30.00 for Platinum
seating (sections 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15), $23.50 for adults, or $17.50 for
youth 12 and under. (Prices will increase on the day of the event.) To
purchase tickets, visit

 http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=448, or call
671-3000, or visit the Sudbury Arena box office between 9:00 a.m. and
4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. *Please do not contact staff directly
regarding ticket sales.

Ontario Election and Referendum Day is October 10
A referendum on electoral reform will take place with the Ontario
general election on October 10.  For more information on the referendum,
visit the referendum website at www.yourbigdecision.ca. For more

 information about the Ontario Election such as voting locations, advance
 voting and candidate information, please visit the Ontario Election
 website at www.elections.on.ca.

Young Professionals Association offers Vacation Planning Seminar
To help make planning your vacation a little easier, the Young Professionals Association is hosting a seminar on "Planning a Vacation".
On Wednesday, September 19th, Travel Discounters will be presenting
 

topics on travel such as Beach Holidays, Adventure Holidays, Charitable
Holidays, Cruises and How the Internet has changed your holiday options.
The seminar will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. The admission
is $10 for YPA members and $15 for non members before September 12th and
after September 12th the price will increase to $20 for YPA members and
$25 for non-members. Don't miss this seminar - all participants will
receive a $100 travel voucher! To register for this seminar or to get

more information, please call Elyse at ext. 4631.


 Library looking for teens to join the Library’s Teen Advisory Group
the Greater Sudbury Public Library is looking for teens in grades 7 to
 12, who will meet monthly, to join the library's Teen Advisory Group
 (TAG). You have the choice of two groups: one group meets the first
 Wednesday of the month, at the Valley East Public Library, from 4:00 -
 5:00 p.m. and the second group meets the last Wednesday of the month, at
the Main Public Library, from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. If you are interested,
 please contact Ginette Mallette at 673-1155, extension 205.


Greater Sudbury Public Library offers Story Time for Children
 Children aged 5 and under are invited to attend story time sessions at
 the Greater Sudbury Public Library. These sessions are offered once per
 week for 30 minutes. For more information, please call or visit any
 branch of the Greater Sudbury Public Library or contact Monique Roy at
 673-1155 extension 270 or visit the library’s website at
> www.sudbury.library.on.ca.


 free Family Films at the Public Library
 The Greater Sudbury Public Library will be presenting free family
 films. Each month one movie will be shown at the Main Library, 74
 MacKenzie Street at 1:30 p.m. The film for the month of September will
 be held on Saturday, September 22. The film will be Teenage Mutant Ninja
 Turtles. For more information, please contact Monique Roy at 673-1155,
 ext. 270 or monique.roy@greatersudbury.on.ca.

 Weekly Traffic Report
 Throughout the construction season, projects will be updated on a
 weekly basis to inform motorists of potential traffic delays or new
 traffic patterns. To view this week’s Traffic Report visit the
 City’s website at
 http://www.greatersudbury.ca/pubapps/newsreleases/index.cfm?Release_id=1920&lang=en&SR=1&DisplayYear=2007&DisplayCategory=&criteria=

 Guts and Glory 2: Speaker Huddle and Luncheon

Sport Link will host "Guts and Glory 2: Speaker Huddle and Luncheon" on
Friday, November 16 from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn
Solarium Room. The keynote speaker for the event is Ray Zahab,
Ultra-Distance Marathoner. Tickets are $50 per person, or $400 per table
of eight, and can be purchased through the SportLink office in the

Greater Sudbury Development Corporation or by calling 674-4455 ext. 4434.
 



 

 

mysudbury Partner Newsletter (pdf)



Ward 2- ‘ Sewage Odor’ Public Meeting

Councilor Barbeau has organized a Ward 2- ‘Sewage Odor’ Public Meeting

to take place July 4th at 7pm, in the Tom Davies Arena- in response to numerous complaints by residents of Copper Cliff & Lively. Representatives from CGS Staff, CVRD Inco Limited & the Ministry of Environment will be attending.

Letters will be sent from CGS to Copper Cliff & Lively residents.

For further information please, contact Councilor Barbeau at 692-5966




 

Re: Fire at St. Joseph's Hospital

Members of City Council:

The following is an update on the St. Joseph's Hospital situation.

At approx. 9:15 pm, the backup generator that was providing power to the building ceased to function. The Hospital is currently in the process of transferring approx. 170 patients to other local hospital sites (i.e. Laurentian and Memorial) and out-of-town locations such as North Bay.

The priority is to transfer critical care patients to safe locations and in a safe manner.

The Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT), a mobile medical field unit that can set-up a 56 bed unit, was called in and it is on its way to Greater Sudbury. The team will be arriving early on Thursday morning.

The City's CAO and EMS, Fire, Transit, Emergency Management, Public Works, Communications and Purchasing crews are all on site providing assistance to the hospital.

The City is currently working to obtain additional generators to return some power to the hospital site.

Regards,

Ghislain

 

Members of City Council:

The following is an update on the St. Joseph's Hospital situation.

At approx. 9:15 pm, the backup generator that was providing power to the building ceased to function. The Hospital is currently in the process of transferring approx. 170 patients to other local hospital sites (i.e. Laurentian and Memorial) and out-of-town locations such as North Bay.

The priority is to transfer critical care patients to safe locations and in a safe manner.

The Emergency Medical Assistance Team (EMAT), a mobile medical field unit that can set-up a 56 bed unit, was called in and it is on its way to Greater Sudbury. The team will be arriving early on Thursday morning.

The City's CAO and EMS, Fire, Transit, Emergency Management, Public Works, Communications and Purchasing crews are all on site providing assistance to the hospital.

The City is currently working to obtain additional generators to return some power to the hospital site.

Regards,

Ghislain


To Council:

Please accept the following as a progress report on the above noted.

The newly formed Recreational Complex Advisory Panel, under chairperson Cory McPhee, has held two planning meetings ... March 30th and April 19th, 2007.

On March 8th and 9th, staff representation along with the chair and co-chairs of the RCAP toured a number of newly constructed facilities in Etobicoke, Oakville, Hamilton, St-Catharines and Vaughn. These facilities included 4 plex ice facilities with meeting rooms and some boasted outdoor playfields.

The advisory panel approved the Terms of Reference for the implementation of a Feasibility/Business Plan for the development of a multi-use recreational facility. The RFP will be issued this month.

Letters were sent to Ms. Jean Lam, Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health Promotion and to Mr. Doug Clarke, Consultant of Sports, Culture and Tourism Partnerships Secretariat for the purpose of identifying appropriate sources of funding for the multi-use recreational complex. The Performing Arts Centre was also identified as a top strategic priority in the letter forwarded to Mr. Clarke.

As part of the planning meetings, the advisory panel participated in a workshop, brainstorming their vision of a multi-use recreational complex.
The following sub-committees were formed to assist with the planning
process: Finance, Programs, Site Selection and Aging Facilities Inventory.

June 7th has been scheduled for the next RCAP planning meeting and as part of this meeting, the members have requested that a public meeting be scheduled for 7 p.m. in council chambers. This public meeting is to provide an update on the panel's work with the main objective being:
1] What is your vision for the multi-use recreational complex?
2] What type of activities would you like it to offer?
3] What type of sporting event might it attract?

In order to facilitate public input, the City will be introducing a web site where the residents will be able to voice their comments on the above three questions. The Communications department will be the lead in promoting and advertising the upcoming public meeting.

As part of the Terms of Reference, it was requested that the panel provide a preliminary report to Council on the RCAP's progress. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, July 11th.

The Recreational Complex Advisory Panel's chair would like to take this opportunity to officially invite members of Council to the June 7th public meeting.

Réal

June 12 Update from Councilor Barbeau

1. A Public Information Meeting was held a couple of weeks ago to discuss the new Salo Subdivision behind the Ben Moxam Center. Some concerns were expressed that will be addressed, but overall it was positive. There will be approximately 220 Lots available.

2. On June 26th there will also be a Public meeting with Dalron and area residents to discuss the new Subdivision slated for McCharles Lake- with approximately 200 Lots.

3. I have received some local complaints re: the sewage smell in Lively and would like to know if there are more residents unhappy of such and if there is a need for a Public Meeting to explain how this is being dealt with.

4. I met with the Fairbanks Lake Campers Assoc. and CGS staff to address garbage collection concerns. Although the meeting wasn’t really positive, the discussions with more senior CGS staff following the meeting were. I will keep you informed.

Unfortunately I will be in Calgary and unable to attend the June 12 Walden-CAN Meeting.

Jacques Barbeau
 

 

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May 20/07June 12 Update from Councilor Barbeau

1. A Public Information Meeting was held a couple of weeks ago to discuss the new Salo Subdivision behind the Ben Moxam Center. Some concerns were expressed that will be addressed, but overall it was positive. There will be approximately 220 Lots available.

2. On June 26th there will also be a Public meeting with Dalron and area residents to discuss the new Subdivision slated for McCharles Lake- with approximately 200 Lots.

3. I have received some local complaints re: the sewage smell in Lively and would like to know if there are more residents unhappy of such and if there is a need for a Public Meeting to explain how this is being dealt with.

4. I met with the Fairbanks Lake Campers Assoc. and CGS staff to address garbage collection concerns. Although the meeting wasn’t really positive, the discussions with more senior CGS staff following the meeting were. I will keep you informed.

Unfortunately I will be in Calgary and unable to attend the June 12 Walden-CAN Meeting.

Jacques Barbeau


Update from Councillor Barbeau re: Citizens on Patrol -COPS- program for Walden & Copper Cliff

" The Citizens of Patrol(COPS) Program is alive and well and we are just now at the stage of
gathering potential volunteers- in Walden & Copper Cliff. Over the next few weeks we will host
a COPS Information Session for interested parties to find out if this program fits their needs.

There is a lengthy process to undergo before this Program is up and running, but once set-up
the results have been very positive. "
May 8th Report to Walden-CAN from Councillor Barbeau

Request for your assistance:

In order to arrange a COPS Information Meeting, Councillor Barbeau & Constable Willmott
need to know if there are enough people interested in finding out more about the COPS Program.

1. Do you know of anyone in your community who might be a potential COPS volunteer?
No one expects people to volunteer for COPS- until they have had a chance to hear first-hand
about the program and have had an opportunity to ask all their questions.

2. If you are interested or know of anyone in your community or organization/group who might
be a potential COPS volunteer...

a. Please contact Jacques directly asap at 692-5966 or jacques.barbeau@city.greatersudbury.on.ca

b.Or you can call me at 692-3021

The volunteers of the COPS program act as eyes & ears for the police - "...a neighbourhood watch on wheels".
They could make a difference in community policing for Walden.

Thanks for your consideration

Gwen Doyle, Co-Chair, Walden-CAN www.walden-can.com










 

May 8th Report to Walden-CAN from Councilor Barbeau:

1. May 4/07 Announcement by CVRD, The Canadian & Ontario Division: At a luncheon meeting with President & CEO CVRD, the Canadian & Ontario Division Presidents, MPP Rick Bartolucci & MP Dianne Marleau, Mayor John Rodriguez and many others it was officially announced that 450 Million Dollars is being invested in Totten Mine. This new mine will create 150 jobs by 2011 not to mention the spin off jobs for the community. This will also have a dramatic effect on land values in Whitefish and Beaver Lake communities.
I will be meeting with Marcel Vaillancourt and John Sagman of CVRD along with
Bob Falcioni to discuss road conditions leading to the new mine. I am confident that CVRD may be interested in helping with the funding to upgrade these roads- which would certainly be a benefit to the Fairbanks Campers Association and people using Fairbanks Rd.

2. Status of MTO Projects impacting Walden: A meeting between CGS Councilors, CGS staff and Stantec will take place May 17th at 3:45 pm re: the 2 MTO Projects. I will also invite Can- Chairs and Deb McIntosh of Rainbow Routes.

3. Status of the Welcome Centre/Rest Stop in Beaver Lake: The Rest Stop in Beaver Lake will remain open- with the Parks and Rec. Dept. taking over the maintenance of this facility.

4. Status of the Walden…Naturally Signs:The Walden Signs may need to be re-located when New City of Greater Sudbury signs are erected before the end of June. This is as required by Provincial laws. We are currently requesting that we be allowed to keep both signs (Walden & new CGS signs) on the provincial HWY, but in the event that we cannot we should begin looking for alternate areas to display these very beautiful signs.

5. Condition of Laurentian Track: As chair of the Laurentian Track Task Force I wish to tell all of our residents of the dismal shape this community track is in. Some repairs have been made to make it useable and safe for one last season, but it will require approx. 2.5 million dollars in work before next season. A major fundraising campaign will begin soon to re-build this facility.

6. Status of the COPS Program: The Citizens on Patrol (COPS) Program is alive and well and we are now at the stage of gathering potential volunteers. Over the next few weeks we will host a COPS Information Session for interested parties to find out if this program fits their needs. There is a lengthy process to undergo before this program is up and running, but once set-up the results have been very positive.

7. Status of the McClelland Fitness Facility: The McClelland Fitness Facility is under new Management and the changes are very positive and encouraging. I will be assisting this group in the purchase of some new equipment. Take a few minutes and stop by to talk to volunteers Dave and Maggie.

8. The Sudbury Wolves- Ambassadors of CGS: It's been 31 years since the Wolves have made it this far. These are excellent Ambassadors of CGS and have been to our community of Walden 3 times this year. Hopefully, if successful in their bid, we can have them in Walden for an Appreciation Event. Jacques Barbeau, Ward 2 Councilor

 

Additional Input from Councillor Barbeau for April 17th W-CAN Meeting
Jacques phoned me yesterday and here is some additional information to share:

1. Response to the Walden-CAN request for $3,000 in re-payable ‘bridge-funding’- until the CGS determines a Funding Policy for CANs :
a. No problem providing us with $3,000 for ‘bridge-funding’
b. Just make a Motion & email the request to him & he will provide the funds
c. He will try to discover the status of CGS time-line re: funding for CANs

2. Request for Input:
a. Is there any community concern re: closure of the Beaver Lake Rest-Stop?
b. At present time there is no information area- only washrooms.
c. If no community objections, he will not oppose its closure- to save money.
d. Jack confirmed today that Beaver Lake discussed issue at March Mtg.: want it kept open, but with better CGS maintenance; important to have a place for people/tourists to stop – even briefly in Beaver Lake; 1st view of CGS

3. Ontario Government erecting CGS Signs at entries to City this spring:
a. Before the end of June, province will erect CGS Signs at the entries to City.
b. Unfortunately, this will impact 3 of 4 Walden Signs.
c. The province only permits one Sign on their HWY identifying a City
d. All of other former Town signs will remain- because they are erected on private land or Municipal property.
e. Only the Walden Sign on Municipal Rd.55 will remain.
f. Ian Wood, CGS (who was involved in creating these signs for Walden) is protesting this policy @ Queens Park- asking for exemption for our 3 Signs- using the Constellation City Report to indicate CGS policy of strengthening outlying areas.
g. If the province rejects our request, the CGS will re-locate the 3 signs on alternative sites in Walden. They will not be destroyed.
h. Jacques will keep us informed of situation.

4. Accommodation Review Sudbury West Schools:
a. Jacques agrees it would be a good idea for W-CAN to support the 5 schools – especially Lively DSS as our community secondary school
b. He believes that the School Board should be reflecting the Constellation City Report- as adopted by the CGS- re: developing & strengthening the outlying communities- not working against it.
c. He suggested that Jack Oatway- a member of Solutions Team & resident of Walden West – would be a valuable person on a W-CAN Sub-Committee

5. Budget Information re: CGS Funding for Security Systems for CGS Assets:
a. Sgt Sanderson informed me yesterday, that CGS did not approve a Police Services request for renewal of funding for Security Systems re: CGS Assets- as provided in the last Budget.
b. This means there will be no contracting to provide Roving Security for CGS Assets in former City @ $100,000 or CGS Assets in outlying areas @ $100,000
c. This will directly impact CGS Assets located in Walden. i.e. AFM & CC
d. Jacques confirmed that this funding request was under the line in this Budget

 

April 13th, Councillor’s Update for Walden-CAN :


I will not likely attend the Tuesday evening meeting, as I
will be in Timmins. If at all possible I will re-arrange my schedule to attend.

1. Status re: Interchange Option for Four-Laning Southwest By-Pass:
The MTO review is not complete and by all means please email any
additional comments to me .The reason I say this is that I have
requested an additional meeting with: Stantec, Bob Falcioni of the city,
Mark Simeoni of the city, Greg Clausen of the city and any councillor
wards directly or in-directly affected by these highway changes. The MTO
is reluctant in doing this, but it looks as though it will happen soon.
This will not be an open meeting, however, we will invite some special
guests such as Rainbow Routes and the area CANS as well as CVRD. I will
inform W-CAN when this is to take place. Note: This meeting will deal with both
proposed hwy. changes - in West and South.

2. The Status of COPs Program:
I continue to have discussion with Chief Davidson re: the COPs
program and will be discussing with him again today the direction we are
to take. I am hopeful to have one in place in Walden and Copper Cliff in
the future.

3. Status re: Road Improvements for Walden:
We are currently awaiting the final list of road improvements to be
tackled this summer. Once the list is available, I will forward it to you.

4. Rainbow School Board- Accommodation Review Committee-Sudbury West:
I have had discussion and have sent a letter of support for Lively
High. Other than that I have not really been involved in the process.

5. Simon Lake Stewardship Project:
I have been involved with the Simon Lake Stewardship in their Barley
Straw Project to commence over the next few weeks. It is their intent to
reduce the Algae Bloom that currently is affecting that lake.

6. CGS Weekly Newsletter & News Releases for sharing/posting: I will continue to forward information to Walden-CAN as it becomes available.

7. May 2nd CGS Priorities Committee Meeting in Walden:
The priorities meeting will have a slight change in our Tour,
as we will be visiting the former OLF school in Naughton, to see the
incredible operations of Penguin Industries. In lieu of that visit we
will likely not tour Fielding Park as we have already met there in
December as a council.

8. Plans for Subdivisions in Walden:
I will also be meeting with Ron and Kristi Arnold in the near future to
discuss plans for subdivisions they may have in Walden over the next
Regards, Jacques

 


 

 

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