I wanted to update you regarding the litter, noise and speeding that has been problematic in the neighbourhood.
- Regarding St. Lawrence Park: I have been and continue to work with City Staff and also the Mayor’s office to address the litter issue and excessive parking even in the “No Parking” areas. The result is that some of the parking lots to the City’s parks around the City have been opened to provide alternatives to people from all coming to the waterfront and parking in our community. I have asked staff for parking enforcement to be continually undertaken in the “No Parking” areas.
Also, the leash free dog parks have been re-opened with protocols and signage to assist with those needing to exercise their dogs, but also discourage people from using ordinary parks where dogs have to be on a leash as leash free areas. I have been in the area as well, on a regular basis and have also picked up litter to assist with the state of the park and will continue to do so.
- The City has implemented a Park Ambassador Program effective immediately. This involves additional City Staff in identifiable uniforms patrolling all the parks throughout the communities. Their responsibility is to monitor and inform of any infractions that are taking place. This includes proper social distancing and appropriate conduct. Having a presence in our community will undoubtedly have a positive impact. Also, the Peel Regional Police will be coming out soon patrolling our neighbourhoods on bicycles to ensure community safety.
- I have been working with City Staff and Peel Regional Police regarding noise by-laws and speeding issues.
At Council this past Wednesday, June 3, 2020, I have again asked the Commissioner of Transportation and Works to look at options for the Port Street area and also Lakeshore to come up with ways to mitigate speed and to discourage people with modified vehicles from gathering in the neighbourhood.
A pilot program will commence shortly by City staff and Peel Regional Police to have By-law Officers accompany Police Officers to issue noise related tickets directed at loud vehicles in the Port Credit areas.
Finally, the City’s Noise by-law review will be coming before Council in the near future and I will be advocating to have it passed. I’ve made my position quite clear to Council and staff and residents that this issue is a top priority of mine.
Please feel free to email me or call me on the contact numbers below at anytime. This type of activity and behaviour has no place in our community and I will continue to work with you to ensure a quality of life in our active and vibrant Port Credit is enjoyable.
Please feel free to circulate my email to those you feel have an interest or concern with this matter.
Councillor, Ward 1
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