The Valleywood Resident Association has submitted the following Part II Order Request (P II O Request) to the MECP (Ministry of Environment and Climate Protection) regarding the Town's Spine Road Environmental Assessment (EA):
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Signal Light Legality - VRA has some concerning documents
Good Morning Minister Jones.
Please see the attached image for evidence the Province & Town of Caledon appear to have zero concern for fire & emergency services in Valleywood.
No OPP directing traffic
No Detour Signs for stranded drivers
No Fire & Emergency north of Valleywood
No secondary Access Egress if an accident occurs at the intersection
No southbound Access to the nearest hospital if an Accident occurs at the Intersection
No Volunteer Inbound Access if an Accident occurs at the Intersection
Please see the attached DP2011-060, pg 15. The hatched area is expert testimony of the Fire Chief in 2011 warning of safety concerns of signal lights if installed at the exact location you are now installing them.
With utmost respect, I ask on behalf of the Valleywood Resident Association, (which has key-stakeholder status on record), please personally provide any/all relevant Section(s) & Subsection(s) of any Ontario Act, Fire Code, Provincial Policy Statement within your authority which can substantiate MTO having a greater authority than that of access/egress for Fire & Emergency Services Infrastructure.
The reason we ask you to please personally respond is because we have multiple examples of evidence of being “officially misinformed” which can be legally construed as unfortunate but clerical in nature; therefore non-punitive in nature.
This being the case, I have also attached a copy of an excerpt of the Environment Assessment Act which supports our reasoning for our requesting your personal response as compared to you dispatching someone to respond on your behalf. It reads as follows:
34. No person shall knowingly give false information in any application, return or statement to the Minister...
Given the authority of your Office, & the gravity involving a human safety topic, we expect you could have this information on your desk rather immediately which would not incur the long response time involved with a Freedom Of Information (FOI) request.
In light of this information your office could consider as “New & Relevant” regarding Human Safety, we feel justified in respectfully requesting that you hold the decision for installation of the Signal Lights in abeyance until the legal clarification/confirmation we request has been received & vetted as allowable & non-conflicting with all Ontario Law.
Please instruct OPP to provide Point-Duty Traffic Control during peak periods.
Thank you in advance for your forthcoming response addressed to:
Valleywood Resident Association,
c/o Nancy DiNardo, President,
Sincerely & Respectfully,
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Annual Valleywod Garage Sale
Sunday, June 2, 2019
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Valleywood and SouthFields Village Residents
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Who we are...
The Valleywood Stewardship Project is kindly supported by The Ontario Trillium Foundation and Region of Peel (2014-2017). This project engages local residents, students and partners to help protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of SouthFields and Valleywood communities, Town of Caledon. This project is in partnership with SouthFields Village Residents Group, Valleywood Resident Association, ecoCaledon, The Living City Foundation and Toronto and Region Conservation.
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Valleywood Residents Association
Valleywood Residents Association (VRA) in Caledon was founded in 1998 by a group of individuals who were new to the neighbourhood and wanted to form a medium for exchanging views with respect to the ever growing community.
This suggestion spurred the first VRA meeting, held on Valecrest Court. After several months the founding group elected a president and thus was born the VRA, a Registered Non Profit Organization serving the community of Valleywood. Those founding ten members could not have foreseen the strength and longevity of the VRA.
The purpose of the VRA has remained unchanged from its very beginning; striving to promote unity, acceptance and safety within our community, enhancing and improving existing facilities, and becoming a vibrant voice in order to enhance the overall living environment.
Today, the VRA has a captivated audience in excess of 2500 residents. In addition to our annual events such as the Corn Fest, Wagon Rides and Garage Sales, the VRA is keeping pace with our community evolution by launching regular updates on our web site. As in the the past, we welcome everyone's feedback and encourage all residents to attend the regular meetings where they can voice their concerns.
Together, we can make a difference.
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