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.
• 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.