September 16, 2018
9 a.m. 
Coronation Park  

Revitalizing Downtown 
Council endorses Downtown Mitigation Strategy 
On Monday, September 10, Town Council endorsed the Downtown Construction Mitigation Strategy, which aims to soften the impact of the Lakeshore Road reconstruction on the business district in the downtown.
Council directed staff to implement the mitigation initiatives, subject to budget approval. Council also recommended  free parking be offered on Saturdays, running from April 2019 to November 2020, subject to budget approval. 
Presented by Economic Development, the report is based on findings and interviews with other municipalities that recently underwent similar construction projects as well as interviews with our own residents, Downtown Oakville BIA, businesses and other municipal stakeholders. 
Upcoming events and other information

School crossing sign
Trafalgar Park Community Centre

Oakville's newest facility - Trafalgar Park Community Centre - opens Saturday, September 22 with a full day of free activities for the entire family. The grand opening celebration, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. will feature drop-in activities, food trucks, family skates and an opportunity to skate with the Oakville Blades. There will also be plenty of time to explore the community centre and the new Fire Station #3 next door.
Drive safely in school zones 

Dropping off and picking up students in school areas can cause extra traffic congestion and create a safety risk. Illegally stopping or parking in a school zone makes it hard for other drivers to see pedestrians, particularly children, crossing the street. Please remember to respect the No Parking and No Stopping areas, obey the pedestrian crossover rules and do not obstruct sidewalks, crosswalks, driveways or fire routes. 

Council business at Town Hall 

Upcoming meetings at Town Hall include the Administrative Services Committee (ASC) and Community Services Committee (CSC) meetings on Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m. Items on the ASC agenda include the Bronte Village Mall Parking Licensing Agreement. CSC agenda items include the Taxi By-law Review results.