Community Updates and SVRA meeting Thursday October 13th

VERMONT SQUARE PARK RenewalGREAT NEWS!!!

We have been informed that Mopal Construction Ltd has been awarded the contract for the park renewal. Adam Vaughan’s office, Sr Project Coordinator Bob Duguid, and Plant Architect Inc are currently negociating the construction schedule with Mopal who will be in the park completing preliminary site surveys over the next 2 weeks. Projected start date is the end of October.

Of Note: Construction vehicles will access the work area from thenorth-east corner of the park, off Rossmore, immediately south of the mainentrance to Bill Bolton Arena. The entire access route and construction area will be hoarded off for public safety. People may still enter the west door to the arena from the north side of the wading pool area, but not from the south side of the playground. Bill Bolton’s main entrance will not be blocked due to park construction activities.

Every effort will be made to substantially complete work by the end of this year, however poor weather and/or early winter conditions may require completion in 2012. Whether or not areas of the playground may be accessible to the community, and potentially usable, over winter will depend on construction progress and will be reviewed at the appropriate time.

On site signage indicating the area of work andaccess routes will be posted to the site/in the park prior to the start of construction.

Plans and the construction schedule will be posted to the Seaton Village Residents’ Association website www.seatonvillage.ca before the end of the month and in advance of construction start. YEA!

Many thanks to Adam Vaughan and staff, Bob Duguid and Plant Architect Inc. for getting us, so smoothly and quickly, to this very exciting juncture!

Playing Field/Dog off leash at Vermont Park:

We realize the central grassy area where people and dogs play suffers from poor drainage. Puddles formed resulting in some pretty sizeable potholes. The drainage problem will be addresses in our park renewal; however, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE could dogs be discouraged from making these holes bigger by digging. The holes pose considerable safety concerns – both daytime and nightime use of the park.

I have requested the Parks Department attend to filling the holes and packing them asap so noone gets hurt and dogs can continue to happily frolic.

ENBRIDGE GAS and sidewalk replacements

Thanks to area residents for their ongoing patience as these necessary utility and sidewalk upgrades were completed.

It has been a time for repeated counting to 10 as area residents have had to find parking alternatives, negociate acess to homes or area services or just walk throughout the neighbourhood! We empathise with those who have endured frustrating consequences to their property as a result of the construction.

THE END IS in SIGHT!

Enbridge/Link Lane have confirmed that Follis Ave west to Palmerston signals the last street requiring utility upgrades/service cuts known as “relays”, and this work will be completed by week’s end.

***The sidewalk disrepair at the west corner of Palmerston just north of Follis is being treated by the city and will receive an immediate asphalt patch to cover the current gravel covering.

Barton Street Traffic Update:

The zig zag parking scheme and street signage was set in place by Transportation Services September 15th.

PUMPKIN PATCH: November 1st 2011  VOLUNTEERS and, of course, pumpkins required!

SVRA MEETING

Thursday October 13th 7:00 – 8:30pm St Albans’ library (2nd floor)

**** Please note day change!

 Agenda:

Vermont Square ParkRenewal Update

  • Playground Committee: update regardingDennis Lee Playground and fundraiser puppet show
  • Planning Committee: summary of Dupont St“visioning”/planning meeting with Adam Vaughan
  • Lane naming Project: update by Ed Janiszewski
  • Social Committee: Pumpkin Patch November 1st, 2011 – plans to reflect park renewal + ideas for winter events
  • Backyard Tree Planting Project: completedJune 2011
  • Outposts – locations to be reviewed and approved
  • Other business

We need a Traffic Committee chair! Anyone up to the challenge, please let us know at the meeting or, via email!

Happy Fall and, all the best,

Jennifer Hunter

Chair SVRA

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