Annual General Meeting – Monday, June 16

The Annual General Meeting of the Orchard Park Sherwood Forest Ratepayers will be held:

Date: Monday, June 16
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Orchard Park Public School

In addition to the business part of the meeting (election of officers and financial report), the agenda will include time to discuss the Sherwood Forest School site. Michael Tomazincic from the City’s Planning Department will be at the meeting to assist with questions, but this is a Ratepayer meeting.

If you are interested in standing for election to be on the Executive for the upcoming year, please let Sandy Levin know so that your name can be included. Nominations are also accepted from the floor at the meeting.


January Flyer

Here is a flyer with information on the upcoming community meeting

Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Place: Orchard Park Public School Gymnasium

Among the agenda items for the meeting, Councillor Nancy Branscombe and the Sherwood Forest School site committee will provide an update on the future of the Sherwood Forest School site.

OPSFR Jan 2014

Ratepayers Annual General Meeting scheduled for May 1

The Ratepayers Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be May 1 at Orchard Park Public School.  The formal meeting will start at 7 pm, but come a little early and meet some new friends and neighbours.  A flyer will be coming to your mailbox later this month.  On the agenda will be a report and recommendation from the Sherwood Forest School site group and an update on the Medway Valley Heritage Forest Conservation Master Plan.  A representative from the City’s by law enforcement staff will be in attendance for a presentation and Q and A about by law enforcement and student housing matters.

Save the Dates

Ratepayer Annual General Meeting – May 1, 2013

Our Annual General Meeting will be May 1st at 6:45 pm at Orchard Park Public School. Come to meet neighbours, hear about the Sherwood Forest School Site, and the Medway Valley Conservation Master Plan. We will also have a representative from the city’s by law enforcement staff to talk about student housing issues. Look for a flyer in your mailbox this April.

We will also be electing the Ratepayers Executive. If you are interested in being part of the Executive, please contact Sandy Levin. Information about positions and duties is available

Buckthorn Busting – June 18, 2013

Meet at the Longbow Entrance to the Medway Valley Heritage Forest, Tuesday, June 18th, 5 pm to 8 pm. The rain date is Wednesday June 19th.

Buckthorn is a non native shrub that forms dense thickets that quickly shade out and compete with native species. Buckthorn has been here for about a century; it was planted initially to stop soil erosion. Since then it has become so common that you probably have some on your own property. It has spread into the city’s parks and Environmentally Significant Areas like the Medway Valley Heritage Forest. Come out and “bust some buckthorn.” Students can earn community service hours.