The Annual General Meeting for the Orchard Park Sherwood Forest Ratepayers will be held on Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm at St. Thomas More School.
The major topic will deal with options for the Sherwood Forest School site. There will also be updates on housing matters from the city and about the renovations at Orchard Park Public School.
You should be getting a flyer with more details in your mailbox or door by the end of the month.
Minutes from the Orchard Park/Sherwood Forest Ratepayers’ meeting on Nov 24, 2011, are now available here.
As requested at the ratepayers meeting on November 24, here are the minutes of the two recent meetings held re: options for the Sherwood Forest School site.
Our annual general meeting will take place on May 11 at 7 pm at Orchard Park Public School.
Date: Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Orchard Park Public School
If you are interested in joining the Executive, positions are ratified at the AGM so let Sandy know ahead of time of your interest. S.firstname.lastname@example.org or 472-9576
The March newsletter is now available. Click here for the newsletter. Highlights include:
Update on the future of schools in Orchard Park / Sherwood Forest.
It is apparent that the administration will NOT support retaining the property and building if a school is closed. It is important to let our trustees know your thoughts on protecting the school sites. They can be reached at:
519-452-2000 ext. 22406
519-452-2000 ext. 22410
- by April 01 the Final ARC Report to Director will be Posted (within 15 days of March 9th )
- April 12 ARC Report presented to Board at its regular meeting by ARC Chair (Trustee Bennett)
- April 26 Administrative Response to ARC Report presented to Board at its regular meeting
- June 14 Public input to Board at its regular meeting
- June 28 Decision by Board at its regular meeting (no public input permitted)
You are encouraged to attend the June 14th Board meeting and to have your say. Your ratepayers executive will also try to meet with Trustee Bennett and our trustees to gain their support for the ARC recommendation when it comes to a vote on June 28th.
The draft report can be found at http://www.tvdsb.ca/files/filesystem/SHERWOOD_DraftReport_2011January27.pdf
The final report will be substantively the same.
UWO planning a new residence on the Althouse College parking lot
Western is planning on building a new 1000-bed residence where the parking lot between Althouse College and Sarnia Road is currently located. The University is prepared to hold a meeting to introduce the community to the proposal. This will take place around April 10th.
Update from March 5 Neighborhood Social
Thanks to everyone who came out, and a special thanks to those of you who paid your dues that day.
Update on Medway Valley bridge
The bridge over the Medway project has been put off until 2013 at the earliest. Instead, the city will update the Master Plan for the Valley starting this year and concluding the studies in 2012. There will be community involvement so stay tuned for more information.
Community Tree Planting – May 7
The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority is planning a community tree planting day for May 7th. Additional information will be forthcoming.
Update on Sarnia Road widening
The proposed widening of Sarnia Road from Wonderland to Sleightholme has been moved from 2012 to 2019 in the city’s budget. Projects such as these are not approved until they are included in the current year’s budget debate, so 2019 is only a tentative date that can be moved forward or backwards. More information will be known when the city tables its 2012 budget for public review this fall.