Information from AGM

Thanks to all who came out for the ratepayers’ Annual General Meeting on Wednesday night. Great turnout – approximately 175 people.

Here are a number of items from the meeting:

  • Heather Chapman from the City of London’s Municipal Law Enforcement Services gave a presentation.
  • A general concern of the neighborhood is the increasing number of houses rented to students, and the potential impact on the neighborhood. Here is a map of houses in Orchard Park/Sherwood Forest currently rented to students. If you have updates or additions for the map, contact Sandy Levin.
  • Updates on the widening of Sarnia Road, Medway Valley, and a rezoning request for a property on Sarnia Rd.
  • Update from the Steering Committee regarding the Sherwood Forest School Site.

Following the update on the school site, a survey was distributed to get a sense of the community’s preferences regarding future directions. If you were not able to attend the meeting and wish to submit a survey, please complete the form and send to Sandy Levin, 59 Longbow Rd (or email to Sandy at s.levin@sympatico.ca ).

Report from the Sherwood Forest School Site Group

Report of Sherwood Forest School Site Group, January 2013

Update of work to date

None of the public bodies are willing to buy the property. We have approached the city, UWO (via the Centre for Activity in Aging), and the French Public Board without success. There also was no funding support from the Province or the city for a Sustainable Energy Centre.

The Thames Valley Board has told us that it will follow the process outlined in Regulation 444/98 for disposing of the Sherwood Forest P.S. property. This means that the private schools interested in the property will either have to bid for the site when it becomes available or convince the city or one of the public bodies to buy it for them.

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Town Hall meetings in January – London North Community Association

>The London North Community Association will be hosting two Town Hall meetings:

January 15, 2013
7:00-8:30 pm
North London Optimist Community Center, Room 2
1345 Cheapside Street

January 19, 2013
10:00-11:30 am
King’s College, Labatt Hall, Room 105

Please save the dates and plan to attend one or both meetings (the content is the same for both meetings).

Meeting Objectives
– Present Goodmans LLP review of Mr. Justice Howden’s decision and how it may apply to the City of London regarding the maximum number of tenants  that can reside in a R-1 zoned house.
– Provide an overview from the December 10th, 2012 meeting with the City of London Planning Department regarding Howden.
– Present the LNCA website and determine the next steps.

Zoning Change – 260 Sarnia Road

As you may have noticed, the owner of the white house at 260 Sarnia Road (south side of Sarnia Road next to the new Western residence) had applied for a zoning change. The request was to knock down the house and garage and put up a 4-plex with five bedrooms each.

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Town Hall Meeting regarding student rental housing in neighborhoods

Town Hall Meeting – Improving our neighborhoods and protecting the value of our homes

Organized by Don Bartlett and Paul Beechey

King’s University College – Labatt Hall
http://www.geography.uwo.ca/campusmaps/images/map/westernandaffiliates.pdf
SW corner of Waterloo St. & Epworth Ave.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
6:30 pm – Registration
7:00 – 8:30pm – Presentation & Discussion

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