Accomplishments

The 2010-2014 term of Oakville council has accomplished all of its major goals:

• Controlled growth with new rules
• Shifted costs of growth to developers
• Opened new recreational and public facilities
• Created a new Official Plan protecting existing and future neighbourhoods
• Tax supported debt is lower than before this term
• Created an award winning urban forest plan
• Created an award winning heritage plan
• Created an award winning job creation plan
• Created an air quality and health protection plan
• Improved fire response times
• Created more Go parking
• Winning consistently at the OMB

Oakville council has accomplished more in this term, but kept the rate of tax increases to the same level as the previous four years.

Regional Accomplishments:

• Stopped the subsidization of new homes with the property taxes of existing homes. Development charges were increased to cover the associated costs
• Preserved 49 177 hectares of land from development creating a Regional Natural Heritage System (in combination with the Greenbelt – Regional Official Plan 38) which is approximately 51% of the Region.
• Reduced or froze property taxes on Regional programs for 8 straight years
Ward 4 Accomplishments in recent years
• Splash pad and playground at West Oak Trails Community Park.
• Completion of the new baseball diamonds and the leash free dog run at Palermo Park at Dundas and Postmaster.
• Construction of the Oakville Soccer Clubs indoor soccer facility at Pine Glen
• Expansion of the Glen Abbey Branch of the Oakville Library.
• Resurfacing of the Tennis Courts at Glen Abbey.
• Increased Speed monitoring by Halton Police.
• Completion of the new bridge over the QEW at Fourth Line.
• Opening of 3 New Schools.
• Implementation of the new Grid Style Oakville Transit bus system.
bullet Development and implementation of the Bronte Road / Hwy 25 bypass of Oakville’s Historic White Oak Tree
bullet Province on Ontario donates 50 acres at Dundas and Third Line for the new 1.5 million sq ft Hospital.
• Major road resurfacing improvements and the introduction of Bicycle lanes.
• Major connector roads are realigned to enhance traffic calming and pedestrian safety. Many new 3 and 4 way stops and traffic signals introduced.
• Many Ward 4 properties had their property assessment reduced by MPAC – Municipal Property Assessment Corporation.
• Additional parking spaces added at both the Oakville and Bronte Go Stations to support Ward 4 commuters.
• Commencement of the widening of Upper Middle Road West between Postmaster and Bronte.

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