PAR Public Meeting of Credit View, Alloa, Belfountain, Caledon Central, and Alton Public Schools

Pupil Accommodation Review Public Meeting Notice – Feb. 6, 7 p.m., Belfountain PS

The Peel District School Board invites families and members of the public to attend a public meeting for the Pupil Accommodation Review (PAR) for Alloa, Alton, Belfountain, Caledon Central and Credit View public schools. The public meeting will take place on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Belfountain Public School located at 17247 Shaws Creek Rd., Caledon. RSVP online at www.peelschools.org/PAR.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the Initial Staff Report, which includes the following recommendations:
  • closing Credit View Public School and relocating students to available space at Alloa, Belfountain and Caledon Central public schools, effective September 2018 (or earlier, if staffing timelines permit)
  • a boundary change between Alton and Belfountain public schools to better geographically align the boundaries between the schools
It’s important to note that these recommendations are just that—no firm decisions have been made.Feedback received at this public meeting will be included in the Community Consultation section of the Final Staff Report.

Important dates and next steps

Please note, these dates are subject to change. Visit www.peelschools.org/PAR for the most up-to-date information.
 
February 28, 2017
Board staff will submit the Final Staff Report to the Board of Trustees for receipt.
March 22, 2017 – Public Delegations to Regular Meeting of the Board
Individuals or groups can express their opinions or make submissions regarding the Final Staff Report by delegating the Board of Trustees at the Regular Meeting of the Board on March 22, 2017. The meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the HJA Brown Education Centre, located at 5650 Hurontario St. in Mississauga. To make a delegation, visit www.peelschools.org/trustees/delegations for next steps.
April 12, 2017 – Final Staff Report to Regular Meeting of the Board
Trustees will make a decision on the staff recommendations in the Final Staff Report at the Regular Meeting of the Board on April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the HJA Brown Education Centre, located at 5650 Hurontario St. in Mississauga.
For more information, including the Initial Staff Report, important dates, school information profiles and FAQs, visit www.peelschools.org/PAR.
Subscribe to receive updates at www.peelschools.org/aboutus/subscribe (select the box for Pupil Accommodation Review – Caledon public schools).
Questions and feedback may be sent via email to PAR@peelsb.com.

Peel District School Board
5650 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5R 1C6
905-890-1010

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Mayfield West Village Centre Pool Articles

Thank you to those who reached out to give such positive feedback about the future of the pool in the Mayfield West area. Listening to you and working with you has always been my number one priority to my constituents. Thank you for your ongoing support.

http://www.caledonenterprise.com/opinion-story/7070442-vote-for-southfields-pool-was-sound-choice/

http://www.caledonenterprise.com/opinion-story/7068544-vote-for-southfield-village-pool-not-political-move-but-simply-right-decision/

http://caledonmayor.ca/2017/01/13/community-engagement-matters/

http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Southfield-Village-Recreation-Centre–Yes-it-will-be-home-to-Caledon-s-newest-pool.html?soid=1117699058013&aid=DdYM73e3eSo

 

The Mayfield West Village Centre – Update

The Mayfield West Village Centre – Update

My job as a Town of Caledon Regional Councillor is to listen to my community and residents, to speak on their behalf, and to make decisions in their best interests.

This has been the number one issue communicated to me by the residents of Southfield.

Background

The Mayfield West Village Centre and Community Hub has been a topic on the table since I began campaigning in 2014.

I knew that the Mayfield community would grow in population every-day for the length of this term.  In fact, Ward 2 is experiencing the largest amount of rapid growth (under the Provincial Places to Grow Act) Caledon has ever seen.

I was committed to having the centre built during my term of office 2014-2018. 

Community Hubs

While I was at the AMO (Association of Municipalities of Ontario ) conference in August of 2015, I participated in a seminar along with our Director of Recreation hosted by the Provincial panel on Community Hubs . During the seminar I proudly spoke about how Caledon, being a mixed rural/small urban community, has always practiced the Hub model….we were doing this before it was cool!

Combining services such as recreation, library, parent drop in centres, community program space etc., has always been a part of our daily business and we know from past experience, it serves our communities well. Mayfield West Village Centre is planned using the Hub model. 

Partnerships

I spent the next year bringing community partners and service providers to the table, enrolling the community in the idea that we can follow the provincial mandate on community hubs and build something truly amazing that will fill many of the needs in our community.

I joined with Town staff in touring facilities across Ontario and shared in conversations with other municipalities who have successfully embraced the Hub model and made it their own.

Aquatics Centre vs Lifestyle Pool

There is a significant difference between an Aquatics Centre like the pool at the Mayfield Recreation Centre and a Lifestyle Pool planned for the Village Centre.

The pool at Mayfield is a cold pool with a deep end ideal for aquatics programs – in fact its home to our very own Dorado Swim Club.

The Village Centre Pool will be a  much smaller, warmer and shallow pool ideal for Senior’s programs like aquafit and programs for young families like Parents and tots and learn to swim. It will be an all ages facility. 

Space and Costs

Now that the centre is approved, staff will work with the architect in making the best use of the space and surrounding lands.

I take my fiscal responsibilities as a Councillor at both the Town and Region seriously, always looking at, and open to, innovative cost savings in municipal service delivery.

I looked at the cost vs benefits for the Village Centre and it was clear to me that this was the right decision. 

The Vote

On December 13th staff report 2016-147 (Mayfield West Community Centre) was presented at the Town of Caledon General Committee. At that time, I tabled an amendment to have the Community Centre built as Option “B” with an aquatics component. Following much debate, the amendment failed at Committee with a 4 to 4 tie (a tie vote results in a failed motion).

When the report came to Council for ratification and I once again tabled an amendment to have the facility include an aquatics centre. The amendment was passed by Council in a 4 to 3 vote in favour of my amendment. 

There is a saying that “politics is a battle of ideas”, I understand and I respect that. I also know that when I come to the Council table there will be days that I will be on the winning side of a vote and there will be times when I will be on the losing side of a vote. That’s democracy.

Staff worked diligently on this report and I respect their hard work and the options they presented. Not often do I disagree with staff recommendations, but in this instance, following extensive input from the local community, I knew it was in the best interests of the community I represent to pursue the aquatics centre.

Looking ahead

I know my community, I did my homework and I stand firm in my decision. 

The Village Centre will be the heart of Mayfield West, a place we will all be proud of.