Colin Campbell, Bill Wiles (By-Laws & Enforcement manager) and our President Susan Taylor have recently been in discussions about the parking-during-snow situation in Cornell.
By-law officers seem very quick to issue tickets for parking in the "wrong" spots, but not so quick to answer questions about where the "right" spots are when, for example, people can't access their own laneways due to deep snow.
Bill has sent us the following communication that will hopefully provide some clarification to the issues.
The Cornell Community Garden is ready to grow!
Join us for an information and celebration open house
Thursday, February 27, 2014
From 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Cornell Library, behind the Main Desk
•Our plans for the 2014 pilot year and the future
•What it means to be a member in a communal garden: shared work, shared harvest
•How else you can support and enjoy the garden, as a
volunteer, sponsor, community group or individual
Note that membership will be limited in number and selected from Cornell residents on a first-come,
first-served basis. There is a $20 fee (payable by cash or cheque) and a season-long commitment to enrol.
The City of Markham would like to invite you to a community information meeting about a community garden proposed for the parkette at the corner of Almira Avenue and Murray Wilson Drive (in front of the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care).
The Community garden will provide an opportunity for residents to grow their own produce. It will begin with approximately 8 plots which will be 4 by 10 feet. The area will be fenced off but will be open to any residents who want to join in on the gardening.
This meeting will provide an opportunity for city staff and community volunteers to share information about this proposed garden. It will also allow an avenue for the neighbourhood to ask questions or provide input. Please plan to attend this meeting on:
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, 2780 Bur Oak, Markham, ON L6B 1C9
Notice of this informal community meeting has been distributed to a number of homeowners surrounding the proposed community garden site. Others are welcome to attend.