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Cheltenham Badlands Parking Lot Update

Here are the following updates I have received over the past 2 months in regards to the Badlands Parking lot project. They have done a great job at keeping us up-to-date to everything that has been completed and projected. Please contact me if you have any further questions.

MAY 24

Update #5 

Work Progress During Last Two Weeks:

·        Completed patterned concrete barrier wall

·        Completed placement of granular sub-base material within the proposed lot

·        Commenced placement of topsoil and erosion control blanket behind patterned concrete barrier wall

 Work to be Performed in the Next Two Weeks:

·        Commence placement of concrete curbs within the proposed lot

·        Commence placement of toe wall

·        Commence placement of sidewalk

·        Commence planting trees and shrubs

 

 

 

MAY 10 

Update #4 

 Work Progress During Last Two Weeks:

•             Completed excavation (cutting/filling) operations for the parking lot

•             Completed placement of granular material for the walkway/walls and road

•             Commenced concrete works: pattern concrete barrier wall

 Work to be Performed in the Next Two Weeks:

•             Continue concrete works: walls, sidewalk, curbs

•             Commence granular placement within the parking lot

We have been battling wet weather and have lost approximately 2 weeks due to it.  Our Contractor is still committed to complete the project on time, if not ahead of schedule.

  

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APRIL 25 

Update #3

 

Work Progress During Last Two Weeks:

•             Completed highway fence removal of in front of proposed parking lot location

•             Completed clearing and grubbing/tree removal operations within the lot

•             Completed stripping of top soil within the proposed lot

•             Completed replacement of storm sewer roadway culverts for Badlands project

•             Installed 2 Double Catchbasin structures along the South side of Olde Base Line Road

•             Commence excavation (cutting/filling) operations

•             Removed asphalt along the south side of Olde Base Line Road for pedestrian walkway

Work to be Performed in the Next Two Weeks:

•             Continue excavation (cutting/filling) operations

•             Commence placement of granular material within the lot and for the walkway

•             Commence concrete works: walls, curbs, islands, walkway

 

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APRIL 12 

Update #2 on Badlands project:

Work Progress During Last Two Weeks:

•             Mobilized to site on April 3, 2017

•             Set-up site trailer

•             Installed 4 PVMS, 2 project signs and construction signs

•             Installed silt fence around the perimeter of the proposed parking lot

•             Commenced removal of highway fence in front of proposed parking lot location

•             Commenced clearing and grubbing/tree removal operations within the lot

•             Installed temporary concrete barrier wall along the centre line of Olde Base Line Road, in the vicinity of Badlands

•             Installed temporary traffic signals at East and West Limits of Badlands Parking Lot project

•             Commenced replacement of storm sewer roadway culverts for Badlands project

•             Commenced the removal of guide rail

 

Work to be Performed in the Next Two Weeks:

•             Complete highway fence removal of in front of proposed parking lot location

•             Complete clearing and grubbing/tree removal operations within the lot

•             Complete replacement of storm sewer roadway culverts for Badlands project

•             Commence stripping of top soil within the proposed lot

•             Commence excavation (cutting/filling) operations and placement of granular material within the proposed lot

•             Saw cut/grind/remove asphalt along the south side of Olde Base Line Road for pedestrian walkway

•             Commence excavation and granular placement for pedestrian walkway

•             Commence concrete works: walls, curbs within parking lot and on Creditview Road

•             Excavation and granular placement at Creditview Road

  

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·        Construction has commenced as of this morning, April 3, 2017

o   We’ve delivered residential notices directly to every doorstep for all residents in the vicinity of the site

o   We’ve installed 2 project sign boards and 4 electronic message boards far in advance of the work area.  All electronic boards are fully functioning

o   Survey for the proposed parking lot is being carried out

o   Fence at the proposed parking lot area is being removed

o   Silt fence around the proposed parking lot area is being installed

o   Tree removal will commence tomorrow

 

·        In the next two weeks, the following activities will be happening at the site:

o   Closure of the eastbound lane (south side of the road): installation of temporary concrete barrier wall along the centre of the road and temporary signals installation

o   Culvert replacements

o   Tree and top soil removal

o   Excavation of existing material and placement of new granular

o   Concrete works

o   Creditview and Olde Base Line Intersection works

 

·        Monday, April 10, 2017 (weather permitting)

o   Olde Base Line Road will be temporarily closed in all directions between Creditview and Chinguacousy, from 07:00AM to 5:00PM, to complete culvert replacements at Badlands, temporary concrete barrier and temporary signal installation

o   OPP pay duty will be on site to re-direct the traffic around the area

o   Local residents within that area will have access to enter/exit

o   Brampton Fire (looking after Caledon) has been notified as of this morning.  Emergency vehicles and school busses will have access at all times

 

C3 Triathlon This Weekend!

Join Olympic Coach Barrie Shepley & C3 Volunteers & High-Performance Team for the 17th Annual Caledon C3 Kinetico Kids of Steel & Adult Pool Triathlon on Sunday, May 28th at the Mayfield Swim Complex.

When Barrie returned from the Sydney Olympics 17 years ago, the C3 organization decided to start a Kids of Steel Triathlon to honour Simon Whitfield’s gold medal performance. Over the years near 15,000 boys and girls of all ages have crossed the finishing line in Caledon and received the same medal Simon got in his first race 30+ years ago. A decade ago, C3 added in the very popular Adult Pool Division. Adults go 400m swim – 15km bike and 5km run. The adult waves go first thing in the morning and help the C3 volunteers ensure the course and details are perfect for the younger kids that go later in the day. The entire event is a big family day and we encourage you to bring your entire family out and participate in some fashion.

To Register or for more information click here!

Reminders for Fireworks

With Victoria Day celebrations fast approaching, Caledon Fire and Emergency Services remind retailers and homeowners that there are responsibilities when it comes to selling, purchasing and setting off fireworks. The goal is to ensure holiday celebrations can be enjoyed safely by everyone.


Selling

Retailers can only sell fireworks during the ten (10) days prior to Victoria Day, starting May 12, 2017. All retailers must purchase a permit from Caledon Fire and Emergency Services at a cost of $179.00. Fire Prevention staff will be conducting fire safety inspections to verify compliance with the by-law and any other federal and provincial regulations.


Discharging

The Town strictly prohibits setting off fireworks on public property, parkland, parks, roads or sidewalks. Fireworks can only be set off on Victoria Day (May 22) and only then on private property. Discharging fireworks on any other day is in contravention of the by-law and is subject to a fine.


Safety Guidelines:

·        Keep sparklers away from children. Hot sparklers can burn.

·        Appoint a responsible person to be in charge.

·        Carefully read and follow the directions on fireworks packaging.

·        Always keep a hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks.

·        Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials such as buildings, trees or dry grass.

·        Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.

·        Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground.

·        Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks.

·        For dud fireworks, wait 30 minutes, soak them in a bucket of water and then dispose of them in a metal container.

·        If someone is burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and seek medical attention, if necessary.

·        If using wheel-type fireworks nail them securely to a post or fence and allow spinning clearance.

·        Be especially vigilant with children around.

To Obtain a Permit

Permits can be obtained at Fire and Emergency Services, 6211 Old Church Rd, Caledon East.


More information

For more information about Town of Caledon Fireworks By-law #2016-102 please visit caledon.ca/by-laws.

If you have any questions please contact Caledon Fire and Emergency Services at 905.584.2272 x.4303 or by email at fire@caledon.ca. Visit our website at caledon.ca/fire.

C3 Kids of Steel

Benson Steel & Royal Containers present the 17th Annual C3 Kinetico Kids of Steel Triathlon at Mayfield School on Sunday May 28th.  The event got started to honour Simon Whitfield after his victory in Sydney 17 years ago.  Since then nearly 15 000 children and adults have made it across the finishing line of one of our volunteer run events.

Key Facts:

*          17th annual Kids of Steel Race

*          Official name Benson Steel & Royal Containers present the 17th Annual C3 Kinetico Caledon Kids of Steel Triathlon

*          There is space in earlier waves of the day for adults (many parents are doing the race in the morning and their kids in the afternoon)

*          The event is Sunday May 28th at Mayfield Pool & Arena

*          Need volunteers to help.  Those who can volunteer email saara.naudts@icloud.com

*          The youngest 3-4-5-6 category can wear life-jackets and get help from their parents

*          Every person gets a finishers medal, a t-shirt, post-race meal and chance to win some draw prizes

*          The event is on a closed road (safe)

RELAYS

            For those who are busy and are not 3 sport people, there are RELAYS.  One swimmer, one biker and one runner.  The longest event is 400m pool swim – 15km bike and 5km run.  Younger athletes go shorter distances.

WEBSITE FOR REGISTERING:

Fireworks: A Reminder

With Victoria Day celebrations fast approaching, Caledon Fire and Emergency Services remind retailers and homeowners that there are responsibilities when it comes to selling, purchasing and setting off fireworks.

The goal is to ensure holiday celebrations can be enjoyed safely by everyone. Selling Retailers can only sell fireworks during the ten (10) days prior to Victoria Day, starting May 12, 2017. All retailers must purchase a permit from Caledon Fire and Emergency Services at a cost of $179.00.

Fire Prevention staff will be conducting fire safety inspections to verify compliance with the by-law and any other federal and provincial regulations. Discharging The Town strictly prohibits setting off fireworks on public property, parkland, parks, roads or sidewalks. Fireworks can only be set off on Victoria Day (May 22) and only then on private property. Discharging fireworks on any other day is in contravention of the by-law and is subject to a fine.

Safety Guidelines:

  • Keep sparklers away from children. Hot sparklers can burn.
  • Appoint a responsible person to be in charge.
  • Carefully read and follow the directions on fireworks packaging.
  • Always keep a hose or pail of water close by when discharging fireworks.
  • Discharge fireworks well away from combustible materials such as buildings, trees or dry grass.
  • Keep onlookers a safe distance away, upwind from the area where fireworks are discharged.
  • Light only one firework at a time and only when they are on the ground.
  • Never try to light a firework in your hand or re-light dud fireworks.
  • For dud fireworks, wait 30 minutes, soak them in a bucket of water and then dispose of them in a metal container.
  • If someone is burned, run cool water over the wound for three to five minutes and seek medical attention, if necessary

Practice Caution Around Waterways

With heavy rain expected in the coming days, the Town of Caledon is urging residents to be extremely cautious around waterways. 

 

Environment Canada is forecasting a weather system that could bring up to 70mm of rain to the Greater Toronto Area, beginning Thursday afternoon and continuing through Friday and Saturday.

 

“Our crews are on standby to respond if needed,” said Mayor Allan Thompson, “but we also ask everyone to exercise caution. In particular, please keep children and pets away from all bodies of water, rivers and streams.”

 

With local ground already saturated with recent rains, the new rainfall will result in higher than normal water levels and flows in streams and rivers.  Rapidly rising or fast moving water can create dangerous conditions.  Flooding on roadways and in low-lying areas is also possible.

 

“Conditions can change rapidly so we advise people to be extra cautious,” said Darryl Bailey, Chief of Caledon Fire and Emergency Services. “Wet roads are particularly dangerous so we advise drivers to avoid any unnecessary travel during the storm.”

 

Both the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (www.creditvalleyCA.ca) and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (www.trca.ca), which are responsible for managing the local watersheds, have issued special flood watch statements.  

 

The Town of Caledon, the Town of Orangeville and Dufferin County Emergency Management will continue to monitor the situation closely with the goal of maintaining public safety and protecting infrastructure in areas that could be impacted.

 

For news and updates, follow @YourCaledon on Twitter or download the Pingstreet app to get alerts to your smartphone (caledon.ca/app).