Here is what the Townhouse Condo site (former clubhouse site) looks like

February 26, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Attending the Public Information Center Feb 24th a few thoughts come to mind…

  1. We want similar brick and stone housing that matches brick colours used in neighbouring houses
  2. We want mature trees preserved as they provide drainage, shade and transform CO2 into oxygen.  Saplings take up to 20 years to offer such benefits.
  3. We need to ensure residents fight not to have ugly concrete noise barriers along Eagle.  Prefer natural berm or hedge or if necessary wood.
  4. Residents need park space for recreation.  Let’s push for a maintained trail system.
  5. Bike trails help slow traffic as well as provide a safer lane for bicycles.  Let’s push for visible bike trails.

The Town wants your input!  You can send these thoughts and some of your own to Linda Traviss at the Town at ltraviss@newmarket.ca no later than March 6, 2015

Here are some pictures:

PIC Overview

PIC 2 storyLHSPIC 2 storyRHSPIC 3story

Residents questions answered by Town Staff

February 15, 2015 at 12:19 pm

Resudents had a good opportunity of asking any question on their minds regarding the OMB decision that was pro-development and what can be expected as the development project moves forward.

Residents received a good presentation from CAO, Bob Sheltonthat took them through details of what to expect since the OMB decision last April.  Details also came out regarding discussions on the west lands of Glenway.  We can expect a formal application for development of holes 13,17 and 18 in the next few months.

A panel made up of Mayor Tony Van Bynen, Regional Councillor John Taylor, Town CAO Bob Shelton, Commissioner for Development and Infrastructure Development Peter Noehammer and Ward 7 Concillor Christina Bisanz answered all questions posed from residents during the evening.  In addition, the Town pre-prepared answers to over 20 questions (attached – Glenway Preservation Association Questions and Answers)

If you have further questions please direct them through Ward 7 Concillor, Christina Bisanz at cbisanz@newmarket.ca

Upcoming Public Information Centers (PIC) and Public Information Opportunities

February 15, 2015 at 12:17 pm

PIC and PIS

 

Residents will have the opportunity to have detailed information and input into Community Site Plan’s and Plans of Subdivision that will take place throughout 2015.

For residents concerned about Phase 1 development issues of compatibility, drainage or the number of issues during construction (traffic, parking, dust, debris, noise, hours of construction, etc…) there is a PIC on the former lands of the Glenway clubhouse

February 24th from 6-8pm – Cane Rms A&B at Town of Newmarket offices at 395 Mulock Drive

Full list of information opportunities is attached (PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRES AND PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITIES)

GPA – 2015 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

February 14, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Thursday February 12, 2015
Crosslands Church, Newmarket – 9 p.m.

Chairperson: Brian Gard

1.   Call to Order and Welcome – Brian Gard

2.  Presentation of March 4 2014 AGM minutes
Motion: to accept the 2014 AGM minutes as presented
Moved: Ethan Vos Seconded: Mike Lanthier

3.  GPA Priorities for 2015 – Brian Gard
-complete review of OMB decision to determine impact on residents
-participate in the “Lessons Learned” meeting led by the Town
-determine the future mandate for the GPA

4. Treasurer’s Report – Lois Macdonnell; read by Brian Gard
Motion: treasurer’s report will be received as presented
Moved: Deb Pope Seconded: Gord Tozer

5. Election of GPA Executive
No nominations were received for any position. The three remaining officers agreed to hold their position until after the Lesson’s Learned meeting.
Chair: Vacant
Vice Chair: Dave Sovran
Treasurer: Lois Macdonnell
Secretary: Kelly VanHemert
Motion: to acclaim the current individuals to their executive positions
Moved: Ethan Vos Seconded: Mike Lanthier

6.  Questions and closing remarks
Motion: that the meeting be adjourned
Moved: Gord Tozer Seconded: Lois Macdonnell

Cost of the OMB hearing a paltry $588,291

February 4, 2015 at 2:50 pm

I appreciate the fact we finally cleared the air on the real costs on the Town’s decision to defend it’s Official Plan when it challenged Marianneville’s development application of Glenway at the OMB.

“Value for money” is not how I would title this post (so I didn’t).  Please direct your comments to the Town of Newmarket for more details or questions.

Read the Town’s report:  http://www.newmarket.ca/recreationplaybook/resourcelibrary/05-cs-diinformationreport2015-02mariannewile-glenway.pdf

 

Read more:  Gordon Prentice’s Shrink Slessor Square blog

Background information on Site Plan for Block 159 (area of former clubhouse)

February 2, 2015 at 9:46 am

To help residents who want more information on the happenings on January 19th in Council regarding Glenway we have navigated through the Town of Newmarket website and if you click on the link – http://newmarket.siretechnologies.com/sirepub/mtgviewer.aspx?meetid=326&doctype=AGENDA

Listen to Marianneville’s review of site plan along with Council’s comments and motions.

I think it is important to notes several comments that as a resident you may wish to review including:

  • Comments made by Marianneville about Block 159 (74 Townhouses) and the lands directly west of Eagle (40 homes) being part of the initial phase of housing:  fast forward to 24:00
  • Regional Councillor Taylor’s remarks on clarifying phasing to the overall context – more transpiracy to the remainder of development: fast forward to 40:08
  • Councillor Kerwin’s remarks on “the sooner we move forward…” “…we had the opportunity to purchase the land and didn’t…” and “the Town has spent over $1M to date:  fast forward to 54:47.
  • Councillor Bisanz’s remarks to share with residents a Public Information Centre:  fast forward to 59:54
  • Councillor Kerwin’s remarks “this has been very costly to this municipality – almost $1M…”: fast forward to 1:06:41

In the end the motion to proceed to a Public Information centre (PIC) by Councillor Bisanz was approved which will be February 24th in Council Chambers.

It should be very informative session and we hope you bring your questions.  The GPA may be posing questions as well as it relates to the community interface as previously discussed with the Town.