Neighbourhood Watch Info Session

Neighbourhood Watch

Help Keep your Community Safe from Crime

(CALEDON, ON) – Are you concerned about keeping your community safe?  Would you be interested in taking an active role in crime prevention and community safety matters in your local area?

If so, members from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police welcome you to come out and attend an information session on the Neighbourhood Watch program.  The Neighbourhood Watch program is a community led program supported by police.  There, you will learn that as a resident in Caledon, you can help to:

  • Improve the level of security in the community
  • Enhance a sense of cooperation & responsibility between neighbours
  • Reduce preventable crime & reduce residents perceptions of crime
  • Encourage the reporting of crime or suspicious activity
  • Strengthen police community relationships

Neighbourhood Watch information sessions:

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Alton Community Centre located at 35 Station Street in Alton.
  • Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Puddle Jumpers Prepschool located at 12570 Kennedy Road, Unit # 5 in SouthFields Village.
  • Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Margaret Dunn Community Centre located at 20 Snelcrest Drive in Valleywood.

Please be advised that spacing is limited for each information session.  Kindly reserve your spot by sending an email to Provincial Constable Tamara Schubert at tamara.schubert@opp.ca to advise which session you plan on attending.  If you are unable to attend a meeting but would like to learn more about the Neighbourhood Watch program or to organize a Neighbourhood Watch information session for your subdivision, contact PC Tamara Schubert at (905) 584-2241 ext. 4054 or tamara.schubert@opp.ca.

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Contact:  Provincial Constable Tamara Schubert

Community Safety Officer/Media Officer

Caledon OPP

Email:   tamara.schubert@opp.ca

Twitter: OPP Central

              #CalOPP

Phone:  (905) 584-2241 ext. 4054

                (416) 709-6265

November 14, 2017 Neighbourhood Watch

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS:

HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS:

FOR PARENTS:

· Discourage the use of masks for your children. Masks make it hard for children to see what is around them, including vehicles. Make-up is a better alternative.

· Costumes should fit properly to prevenpumpkin.pngt trips and falls. Avoid oversized shoes, high heels, long dresses or capes. Select costumes with bright colors to increase your child’s visibility. Add on reflective tape to costumes if possible.

· Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult. By the age of 10, some children are ready to go trick or treating with a group of friends.

· Provide your child with a flashlight. A cell phone is a good idea if you have one.

· Draw a map outlining the route they should follow and set a curfew.

· Tell your children not to eat anything until they get home.

· Let your children draw the faces on pumpkins with a marker and leave the carving to parents.

· Start trick or treating early before it gets too dark.

FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH:

· Carry a white bag or pillowcase for your candy, or add some reflective tape.

· Bring a cell phone in case you need to make an emergency phone call.

· Always travel in groups. Be sure there are at least 3 of you at all times.

· Do not visit houses that are not well lit. Never go inside a stranger’s home.

· Walk on the sidewalk whenever possible. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the side of the road facing traffic. Do not criss-cross back and forth across the street. Never cross between parked cars, instead use crosswalks, street corners or intersections.

· Do not eat your treats before you get home. When home, ask your parents to look through the treats with you to make sure everything is okay.

FOR HOMEOWNERS:

· Turn on outdoor lights and replace burnt-out bulbs.

· Remove items from your yard or porch that might trip a child.

· Sweep wet leaves from your steps and sidewalk.

· Use alternatives to candles in your pumpkins such as a flashlight or battery-operated candle. If you do use a candle, never leave it unattended.

FOR DRIVERS:

· Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more like to be trick or treating.

· Watch out for children, many of whom may be wearing costumes with masks that make it difficult for them to see. Children are excited; they may dart out in traffic.

· Remember that costumes can limit a child’s vision and they may not be able to see your vehicle.

· Reduce your distractions and stay alert.

· Remember to enter and exit driveways slowly and carefully. Proceed with caution.

· Never Drink and Drive!

Remember that safety is everyone’s priority. If you observe suspicious activity, please call 1-888-310-1122.

Beat the Silent Killer: Prevent CO in Your Home

Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs November 1-7, and Caledon Fire and Emergency Services reminds you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually.

 

“In Ontario, more than 80% of injuries and deaths from CO occur in the home,” said Fire Chief Darryl Bailey. “We want to make sure everyone is safe from CO. One way to do this is to get all fuel-burning appliances inspected by a registered contractor.”  Visit COSafety.ca to find a registered contractor near you.

 

Caledon Fire and Emergency Services also reminds you to install CO alarms in your home if you have a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage. Fuel-burning appliances can include furnaces, hot water heaters, gas or wood fireplaces, portable fuel-burning heaters and generators, barbeques, stoves and vehicles.

 

You must have a working CO alarm adjacent to each sleeping area of the home if your home has a fuel-burning appliance, a fireplace or an attached garage.  For added protection, install a carbon monoxide alarm on every storey of the home according to manufacturer’s instructions.

 

If you live in a condominium or apartment building with a service room, CO alarms must be installed in the service room and adjacent to each sleeping area of all homes above, below and beside the service room. In condo or apartment buildings that have a garage, CO alarms must be installed adjacent to each sleeping area of all homes above, below and beside the garage.

 

What is CO?

CO is known as the silent killer because it is an invisible, tasteless and odourless gas that can be deadly.

 

CO is produced when fuels such as propane, gasoline, natural gas, heating oil or wood do not burn completely in fuel-burning appliances and devices such as furnaces, gas or wood fireplaces, hot water heaters, stoves, barbeques, portable fuel-burning heaters and generators and vehicles.

 

Prevent CO in your home

·     Ensure fuel-burning appliances, chimneys and vents are cleaned and inspected annually. Visit COSafety.ca to find a registered contractor near you.

·     Check that all outside appliance vents are not blocked.

·     Gas and charcoal barbeques should only be used outside, away from all doors, windows, vents, and other building openings. Never use barbeques inside garages, even if the garage doors are open.

·     Portable fuel-burning generators should only be used outdoors in well-ventilated areas away from windows, doors, vents and other building openings.

·     Ensure all portable fuel-burning heaters are vented properly, according to manufacturer’s instructions.

·     Open the flu before using a fireplace for adequate ventilation.

·     Never run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor inside a garage, even if the garage doors are open. Always remove a vehicle from the garage immediately after starting it.

 

Know the symptoms of CO

Exposure to CO can cause flu-like symptoms such as headaches, nausea, dizziness, as well as confusion, drowsiness, loss of consciousness and death.

 

If your CO alarm sounds, and you or other occupants suffer from symptoms of CO poisoning, get everyone out of the home immediately then call 911from outside the building.

 

If your CO alarm sounds and no one is suffering from symptoms of CO poisoning, check to see if the battery needs replacing, or the alarm has reached its “end-of-life” before calling 911.

 

Know the sound of your CO alarm

  • Your CO alarm sounds different than your smoke alarm. Test both alarms monthly and make sure everyone in your home knows the difference between the two alarm sounds.
  • Don’t be confused by the sound of your CO alarm’s low-battery warning. Follow your CO alarm manufacturer’s instructions so you know the difference between the low-battery warning, the “end-of-life” warning and the alarm alerting you to the presence of CO in your home.

 

For more CO safety tips, visit the Office of the Fire Marshal and Emergency Management’s website and COsafety.ca.

 

Removal of Temporary Traffic Signals – Mayfield Road at Inder Heights Drive/Snellview Boulevard

THE FOLLOWING ARE UPDATES REGARDING THE TRAFFIC SIGNALS AT MAYFIELD ROAD AT INDER HEIGHTS DRIVE/SNELLVIEW BLVD. PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ENTIRE DATED UPDATES.

AUGUST 30th, 2017

This is with regards to the temporary traffic signals that were installed on November 18, 2015, at the intersection of Mayfield Road and Inder Heights Drive/Snellview Boulevard.  In Fall of 2015 the Town of Caledon closed Kennedy Road at Snellview Boulevard to undertake road construction at the intersection.  The road closure of Kennedy Road at Snellview Boulevard meant that the residents living in the subdivision in the north west quadrant of Mayfield Road at Kennedy Road would all have to enter/exit the subdivision by using the Mayfield Road and Snellview Boulevard/Inder Heights Drive intersection which was not controlled by traffic control signals. 

The traffic signals at Mayfield Road and Snellview Boulevard/Inder Heights Drive were solely installed to alleviate the higher than normal traffic congestion while the Town of Caledon completed their road improvements on Kennedy Road.  After the road improvement on Kennedy Road at Snellview Boulevard were completed the intersection was reopened to traffic, therefore normalizing the traffic patterns/volumes at the Mayfield Road at Snellview Boulevard/Inder Heights Drive intersection.  Post construction, an in-depth review of the Mayfield and Snellview Boulevard/Inder Heights Drive intersection was undertaken to ensure that traffic signals are no longer required and that the temporary traffic signals should be removed.

We completed the necessary studies in order to review and determine if traffic signals are warranted at the above noted intersection under post-construction traffic conditions. 

 An eight hour turning movement count was conducted at the intersection of Mayfield Road at Snellview Boulevard/Inder Heights Drive on April 7, 2017, for our standard count hours of 07:00-09:00, 11:00-14:00 and 15:00-18:00.  The collected data was then entered into the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM) Signal Warrant. The results were as follows:

 

Traffic Signal Warrant

Percent Compliance

Minimum Vehicular Volume

40%

Delay to Cross Traffic

30%

Collision History

0%

 

In order for traffic control signals to be warranted, one of the above signal warrants must be 100% met or two 80% met. As such, traffic control signals are not warranted at the intersection of Mayfield Road at Snellview Boulevard based on the above noted results in the table for minimum vehicular volume, delay to cross traffic, and collision history that was compiled for the intersection.

 In addition, the recorded number of pedestrians that crossed Mayfield Road at the intersection during the eight hour count were analyzed to determine if traffic signals are warrant based on pedestrian volumes.  There were only ten pedestrians that crossed the main road (Mayfield Road) during the eight hour count.  In order to fulfill the traffic signal warrant outlined in Book 12 of the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM) two hundred and twenty five (225) pedestrian crossings are required during an eight consecutive hour time period to fulfill the warrant.

 The sight distance was also reviewed at the intersection to determine if motorists wishing to make left turns from Snellview Boulevard/Inder Heights Drive onto Mayfield Road have the required sight distance to clearly see oncoming eastbound/westbound vehicles. Accordingly, field measurements exceed the required sight distance as per the Transportation Association of Canada Geometric Design Manual. Therefore; the available sight distance for motorists at the intersection is acceptable.   

 Based on our findings, under existing traffic and pedestrian volume conditions the installation of permanent traffic signals is not warranted at the intersection of Mayfield Road and Snellview Boulevard/Inder Heights Drive at this time.  As stated above, the temporary traffic signals were installed only to alleviate traffic congestion when higher than normal traffic volumes were experienced at the intersection while Kennedy Road was under construction.  Therefore the temporary traffic signals will be decommissioned.  Please be advised that we will continue to monitor vehicular activity at the intersection and will installed permanent traffic signals at Mayfield Road and Snellview Boulevard/Inder Heights Drive if/when signal warrants have been fulfilled.

 

SEPTEMBER 20th, 2017

This is with regards to temporary traffic signals that were installed on November 18, 2015, at the intersection of Mayfield Road and Inder Heights Drive/Snellview Boulevard. The correspondence provided below that was sent to your office on August 30, 2017 outlines our in-depth review of the above noted intersection to determine if permanent traffic signals are warranted under existing traffic patterns/volumes. Our findings indicate that permanent traffic signals are not warranted at the intersection based on existing traffic conditions. The temporary traffic signals that exist at the intersection were implemented solely to alleviate the higher than normal traffic congestion that occurred while the Town of Caledon completed their road improvement works on Kennedy Road.


The temporary traffic signals at the intersection of Mayfield Road and Inder Heights Drive/Snellview Boulevard will be decommissioned in accordance with the process outlined in Book 7 of the Ontario Traffic Manual (OTM). Please refer to the traffic signal decommissioning schedule below:

 

1)      End of September 2017 – “TRAFFIC SIGNALS WILL BE REMOVED”signs will be installed for all four directions of travel approaching the intersection; a minimum of 30 days prior to the traffic signal decommissioning taking place. To obtain further details telephone and email contact information will be provided on all advance notification signage.  Refer to the below to view the proposed temporary sign placement.

 

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2)      Beginning of November 2017 –  The traffic signals will be decommissioned.  The traffic signals will be deactivated and the signal heads will be bagged so signal indications will not be visible.  Stop bars at the intersection on Mayfield Road will be removed.  Stop and Stop Ahead signs will be installed on Inder Heights Drive and on Snellview Boulevard to control northbound/southbound traffic. The ‘NEW’ sunburst signs will be temporarily install over top of both Stop and Stop Ahead signs to advise motorists of the new stop control condition for side street traffic.

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 NEW Sunburst                        Stop                        Stop Ahead 

 

3)      After all of the above mentioned steps have been completed all traffic signal above-ground hardware will be removed at the intersection.  

 

Please be advised that we will continue to monitor vehicular activity at the intersection and will install permanent traffic signals at Mayfield Road and Snellview Boulevard/Inder Heights Drive if/when signal warrants have been fulfilled. 

 

In addition, Town of Caledon traffic staff will monitor the intersection of Kennedy Road and Snellview Boulevard for volume of traffic and collision records following the installation of the traffic signals at Kennedy Road and Abbotside Way.  

 

Headwaters Arts Festival.

The festival kicks off on Friday, September 15 with the Opening Night Celebration of the Juried Art Show and Sale at the Alton Mill 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Please join them for appetizers, enjoy the music and see the jurors’ choices of 2 and 3-dimensional works from artists across Ontario.

Tickets $25

The Juried Art Show and Sale runs September 15 – October 1.

Headwaters Arts welcomes Larry Kurtz and the Lawbreakers to the festival.

The Big Blues Party is a fundraiser for Headwaters Arts at the Alton Mill Arts Centre’s Millrace Room. Friday, September 29 at 8 p.m.

Tickets $30

Our Monday Night at the Movies screening of “Cezanne et Moi” is on October 2 at the Galaxy Cinemas, Orangeville. Doors open at 6 p.m. Film begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets $14

Please join them as we celebrate arts and culture in the Headwaters Region. Tickets are available for purchase on our website , in the Headwaters Gallery and at Booklore in Orangeville.

Mayor’s Business Awards

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Mayor’s Business Awards to be presented at Small Business Summit http://www.caledon.ca/en/townhall/mayor-s-awards.asp

MAYOR’S GREEN BUSINESS AWARD  
Recognize a Caledon small business leaders’ contribution to protecting the environment.

MAYOR’S BUSINESS AMBASSADOR AWARD 
Recognize a Caledon business that advances Caledon as a place to do business.

MAYOR’S LEADERSHIP AWARD 
Recognize and celebrate innovation, inspiring leadership and significant contributions to the economic development of Caledon. 

Summit page: http://thesmallbusinesssummit.ca/sbs/