Public Information Centre for Badlands

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Spring time brings unwanted grass fires

Caledon Fire & Emergency Services (CFES) encourages residents to use caution when burning indoors or outdoors. Unattended burning is the most common cause of grass fires, and burning carelessly and improperly also pose hazards.

“So far we’ve already seen eight grass fires in Alton, Cheltenham, Inglewood, Caledon East, Mono Mills and Palgrave districts,” said Fire chief Darryl Bailey. “These grass or open air fires can be very dangerous at this time of year when the ground is very dry. Grass fires spread extremely quickly and if there are nearby buildings, they are also at high risk of being damaged.”

With Spring upon us, grass and brush can dry out making it very easy for fire to spread quickly and uncontrollably with the smallest breeze to nearby brush, trees and homes. Even discarding a cigarette butt improperly could start a grass fire.

Purchase Your Burn Permit

CFES encourages residents to buy their burn permit online, in person at Town Hall or at Fire Administration Headquarters (6211 Old Church Road, Caledon East).

Launched in 2014, Caledon’s online burn permit application includes three permit categories:

·        Open Air permits – for larger lots (at least a half-acre in size) to burn yard waste (but not grass clippings or leaves);

·        Recreational permits – for residential properties that meet minimum size/distance requirements;

·        Agricultural permits intended for agricultural properties.  These permits are NOT available online. They require an inspection, which must be arranged in advance.

Please check the Fire Hazard Rating before burning any materials. This rating is evaluated and changed considering outdoor conditions and Provincial assessments, and is enforced to ensure the safety of all residents.

To apply for a burn permit or to check the Fire Hazard Rating, visit caledon.ca/burnpermits.

For general fire safety information about smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, home escape planning and safe burn practices visit caledon.ca/fire.

Cheltenham Sidewalk Connectivity Study

Cheltenham Sidewalk Connectivity Study

THE STUDY: The Town of Caledon initiated a sidewalk connectivity study to explore options to enhance pedestrian connectivity within the village of Cheltenham.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: Public consultation is a vital component to this study. An open house is being held to receive your input, comments, and concerns on the study. At the open house, the Town of Caledon will display information in an open house format showing conceptual design information relative to the project and to answer any questions and discuss next steps.

DATE & TIME: Wednesday March 28th, 2018 | 6:00 – 7:30PM

LOCATION: Cheltenham Fire Station 304, 14190 Creditview Road, Caledon, ON COMMENTS: If you would like to provide us with your comments, require additional information, or would like to be placed on the project mailing list please contact:

Caleb Blain, P.Eng. Project Manager, Structures Finance and Infrastructure Services Town of Caledon 6311 Old Church Road Caledon, ON L7C 1J6 Tel: 905-584-2272 x4220 Fax: 905-584-4325 E-mail: Caleb.Blain@caledon.ca

Matthew McIntosh, P.Eng. Project Manager Greer Galloway Consulting Engineers. 1620 Wallbridge Loyalist Road Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5 Tel: 613-966-3068 E-mail: mmcintosh@greergalloway.com

Velocity – Ride to Support Caledon Seniors

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A smart partnership between CCS and the Town of Caledon has recently been formalized through an Agreement that will see Velocity and Caledon Day strutting their stuff together year after year. 

Please have a look at the Velocity website. We’re confident that this beautiful ride will bring out Caledon’s families and riders of all ages, as well as cyclists from surrounding communities, who love riding. They know all about the beauty of Caledon and we want them visiting and sticking around! Our four routes (10km; 25km; 60km; 100km) show off Caledon well, our ride-expert amazing Caledon volunteers have this and so much more planning all in hand. It’s going to be a great ride.

Key to Velocity is that when the riding is done, there’s lunch for everyone and then a very warm Caledon invitation to stay put and enjoy the afternoon and evening activities of Caledon Day!

Velocity registration begins in about a week. 

It would be Caledon Community Service’s honor and pleasure to have you and your families join us on your bicycles on Caledon Day in support of our community’s seniors.

www.ccsvelocity.ca/volunteer

Peel District School Board’s 2018-19 Budget Priorities

Let’s Talk: Provide input on the Peel District School Board’s 2018-19 budget priorities

The Peel District School Board has a long history of fiscal responsibility, focused on a mission to inspire success, confidence and hope in each student. Through our goal to use resources effectively to enhance student achievement, the board has been able to do so in an efficient and sustainable manner, while supporting the needs of all learners.

To guide the Peel board in the development of its 2018-19 school year budget, trustees are seeking input from staff, parent, student and community members.

To provide input, individuals may:

· Delegate the board at Regular Meetings of the Board on March 27, April 10, April 24 or May 8, 2018.

· Provide input through your School Council. Please contact your School Council chair to find out when budget consultation will be discussed at an upcoming meeting. · Complete a brief, online survey at www.peelschools.org/BUDGET by March 31, 2018.

It’s important to note that approximately 95 per cent of the board’s revenue is provided directly from the Ministry of Education through the Grants for Student Needs (GSN) funding that is based on enrolment and the specific needs of students in each school board. As such, the majority of school board funding must be used for the purpose that it was granted—e.g. facilities operating costs and salaries. There are, however, areas of the budget where input can be sought.

Before you provide your input, you may choose to refer to the Peel board’s Plan for Student Success at http://www.peelschools.org/PlanforStudentSuccess in an effort to align your ideas with the board’s strategic plan, goals and key priorities. Other resources are available at www.peelschools.org/BUDGET.

If you have any questions, please email communications@peelsb.com.

RE-SCHEDULED WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION

RE-SCHEDULED WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION

Dear Customer:

The Region of Peel Public Works department regularly maintains and repairs the water

system to make sure you have a reliable supply of quality drinking water. Sometimes we

must turn off your water supply while we do the work. In the next few days, we will be

working in your area and will have to turn off your water for a few hours.

Your water will be turned off on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, if the weather is bad or if a problem arises, we will reschedule the work and will let you know the new date and time.

When we turn the water back on, air in the pipes may make the water cloudy and your

plumbing may vibrate or make noise. If this happens, you can remove the air by briefly

turning on your taps from the lowest to the highest faucet in the building (that is, starting

in the basement/first floor, and finishing on the top floor). Flush the toilets as well.

You should only have to run the water for 10 to 30 seconds, but keep running it until the

water is clear and any vibration or noise has stopped.

If your water meter starts to leak, call Water Meter Installations Dispatch at:

· (905) 791 – 7800 Ext. 3226 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Monday to Friday

RE-SCHEDULED WATER SUPPLY INTERRUPTION NOTIFICATION

C: Fire Department – Town of Caledon

J. Downey – Regional Councillor, Ward 2

Rose Dias, Sherry Taylor – Region of Peel (Dispatch)

Customer Contact Centre – Region of Peel

Public Works Customer Service – Region of Peel

Chris Misurka – Region of Peel (Supervisor, Meter Installations)

Al Marques, C. Costante – Region of Peel (Meter Installations)

R. Ierullo – Region of Peel (Supervisor, Inspections)

E. Senko, S. Drody – Region of Peel (Inspections)

C. Walters, Cindy Houston, Region of Peel (Operations)

Water Quality – Region of Peel

INTERRUPTION DETAILS

Date and Time: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Tundra Road and Stowmarket Street

Note: No Residents will be out of water during this hook-up

Project #: T-14002Ca

Regional Inspector: Jim Armstrong

Telephone #: (905)791-7800 Ext. 3246/3247