Update on LTC Proposed Change and Date for Meeting on the Development

LTC

We have some additional information about the LTC proposal to modify bus service in the neighborhood, including materials from the open house held in November, and ridership data for the current Monday to Saturday until 6 pm service (#31).

It is important to note that the LTC is actively soliciting your comments on the proposed change. They have not yet determined whether or how service will change. It is possible the current service could remain the same, could be removed entirely, could be replaced with the proposal shown in the attachment (7 days a week until midnight), or could be modified in some other way. Consider commenting by Friday to the LTC as to the service (or absence of service) you would like to see. The e-mail for commenting is: ltcserviceplan@gmail.com

Also of note is that the proposed #9A route goes to downtown, not to campus.

We also have some information on the impact on winter maintenance if there was no bus service. Here is question asked and the answer from the City’s Division Manager in charge of winter maintenance.

Subject: question about snow level of service from Sandy Levin

Hi John, hope all is well. LTC is looking at service changes in my area of the city. If the secondary collector (Lawson Road east of Wonderland to Wychwood Park south to Sarnia) were no longer to have bus service, would that change the level of service for snow removal ? Let me know this week if you can.

Regards
Sandy Levin


If the Bus moves off the route it would no longer require priority services like salting. Adjustments would be made for next season.

John Parsons
Division Manager
Road Operations and Forestry

Date for Public Meeting on the Sherwood Forest School Site Development

The site plan for the new development is scheduled for a public participation meeting on January 7th at City Hall, at a time starting no earlier than 5 pm. Anyone can attend and speak. If you would like comments to appear on the public agenda, address them to the Chair and Members of the Planning and Environment Committee. Send comments to the Planning and Environment Committee secretary at Hlysynsk@london.ca and reference, Site Plan for 7 Annadale. The staff report should be available right after New Year’s and can be viewed at: http://www.london.ca/city-hall/meetings/Pages/default.aspx

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Open House for Proposed LTC Service Changes and Cinderella

Open House for Proposed LTC Service Changes

LTC is proposing service changes in our area including running buses along Lawson Road during evenings and weekends. LTC is seeking input on this change.

There will be an open house at the Sherwood Branch library on Tuesday, November 27th between 2 and 4 pm and between 6 and 8 pm. The change in our area would be to the #9 and #31 route. See http://www.londontransit.ca/news-service-updates/north-end-changes-route-9-14-25-31-32-34-and-40/

There is also an on line survey at https://londontransit.formstack.com/forms/2019_draft_service_plan_survey

You can also e-mail comments to ltcserviceplan@gmail.com

The London Transit Commission will be making a final decision on this and other route changes at an open public meeting sometime in January.

Cinderella at Banting

Banting S.S. Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Production of Cinderella, Enchanted Edition.

This amazing musical for the entire family is taking place at Banting’s Auditorium, December 6th-8th.

Adult tickets are $15 each, student and seniors, $10. Children under 5 are free.
You can order tickets by calling 519-452-2800 or check out the Banting website at: http://banting.tvdsb.ca/en/index.aspx

Proposed LTC service changes and timing of development at the former Sherwood Forest School site

Proposed LTC Service Changes

LTC is proposing service changes in our area including running buses along Lawson Road during evenings and weekends. LTC is seeking input on this change. You may have already received a card in the mail.

There will be an open house at the Sherwood Branch library on November 27th between 2 and 4 pm and between 6 and 8 pm. There is also an on line survey at londontransit.ca under Service Updates. You have to do a little digging to find the change as there are a number of other changes – the change in our area would be to the #9 route. You can also e-mail comments to ltcserviceplan@gmail.com

The last time this change was proposed, it was quite contentious. LTC will be making a final decision on this and other route changes in January.

Development at the Sherwood Forest School Site

The City will be holding a meeting in late January to review options for the park development. The public participation meeting at City Hall for the site plan for the new housing development is to be held on January 7, 2019. We don’t have the time yet, but will post that when available. According to the developer, if all goes well at City Hall, construction of the new housing will begin in March of 2019.

School Site News

Sherwood Forest School Site Development and Park Planning

The developer hopes to have an approval for the site plans for the new housing on the site at Annadale and Wychwood at City Council’s Planning and Environment Committee meeting on December 7th. We will let you know when a date and time are confirmed. It will be an open public meeting and anyone in attendance can speak. Letters can also be submitted to appear on the agenda by writing pec@london.ca

City staff are looking at the week of January 28th for an evening meeting in the neighbourhood to hear what park amenities we would like to see in the portion of the site that will be a park. Stay tuned for date and location. City staff have been asked to check with the schools to confirm there are no conflicting school events that week.

Catch Basins

At this time of the year it is important to keep the catch basins near your house clear of leaves so that the water doesn’t flood the street or driveways. The city street sweeping is not frequent enough to do it. So be nice and clear the catch basin.

Snow Angels

Snow Angels London is an experiment in kindness: a way for Londoners to request assistance shoveling or to find others in need of such assistance. It’s a simple tool that will allow people to register and find others near them – both people who need assistance AND those willing to help.

http://snowangelslondon.ca/

Know a student who needs volunteer hours? (There is a printable tracking sheet for that.) Maybe notice someone who needs assistance lives near someone you know? Reach out to friends, family and neighbours who may be able to step up and help shovel out our city. For some winter can be a cold and lonely time — but we can help change that.

If you know someone who needs the service but does not have a computer, you can register them at the website. Please spread the word.

Responses from Mayoral Candidates to Questions from the Ratepayers

The following three questions were sent by e-mail twice to all mayoral candidates. The text of the e-mail and the questions are reproduced below. Click here for the candidates’ responses.

Dear Candidate for Mayor, please answer the 3 questions below by October 2, 2018 to this e-mail address. The questions and your answers will be posted to our web site after October 2nd and e-mailed to our community e mail list of roughly 450 individuals.
Thank you in advance and good luck in your campaign.

Sandy Levin
President

1. The Mayor is only one vote. You need 7 other votes to agree with you. Other than BRT, what one issue is your priority for getting 7 other members of Council to agree with you and why?

2. Last Council overruled the Minister of Municipal Affairs who said London could restrict secondary dwelling units from the Near Campus Area. Will you support a motion to reconsider Council’s decision?

3. The Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area is a part of our community. What have you done that would give us an idea of how you would deal with issues affecting the Medway and other environmentally significant areas in London?