would they be able to risk life and limb by
Tire and the McDonald’s restaurant
The traffic pattern change probably
business with the tab for an improvement
to a public street.
say that he or she has seen something
of stray cats while implementing the trap-
Plus, the town is planning to impose
much worse than that.
similar levies on developers who would
Fittingly, this is the time of year when
But not everyone is on the same page.
create more businesses, generate more tax
our local governments are preparing their
Thus, it is useful to repeat a message the
budgets for another year.
Friends of Feral Cats of Hawkesbury has
problems, in the “second downtown” that
The rites and rituals of spring are so
And roads are always big-ticket items.
been issuing for the last few years.
is being created on Cameron, Spence
diverse and wonderful.
There is never enough money to fix all of
“We cannot stress it enough that people
The sky is black with geese, the air is
their roads and streets that require
need to start taking responsibility for their
There is precedence for such special
sweet with boiling sap, the suspension of
own pets. Leaving your unsterilized cats
your car aches as potholes are born, the
The median message
wander around the neighbourhood is
Loblaw Properties Ltd. has contributed
landscape is a dirty blend of all sorts of
Increased traffic takes an increased toll
our goal that much harder to reach. Keep
There is much heaving, thawing and
municipalities impose development
your male or female cats indoors or have
defrosting, as spring cleaning begins and
charges, also known as lot levies, or a
them sterilized. If you can’t put up with
an agreement signed back in 2003 when
the land enters “defrost” mode.
“welcome tax,” on newcomers who create
their nuisance behaviour due to the mating
the company agreed to carry out a study to
It is a great time to make plans and
extra demand for services. That method of
season, then get them fixed or give them to
determine how the newYour Independent
entertain thoughts of how you are going to
financing new services is, of course, quite
someone or your local SPCA but do not
Grocer outlet would affect traffic in the
improve yourself and all that surrounds
New businesses and residents generate
Over the years, Hawkesbury has been
Have you bought seeds already?
new sources of revenue, thereby reducing
and grieve just like we do, only they can’t
trying to prepare for the commercial
the tax burden for all, yet those new
development that has overtaken its
they will get into a rut, place poles on the
taxpayers also increase service costs. At
OK, now that you have booked your
ground near vulnerable grassy areas in
the same time, these fees cannot be overly
appointment with the vet, you may want to
Apart from the 2003 agreement with
onerous if a municipality is to remain
Loblaw Properties, a traffic study was
a tiny section of that beautiful lawn that is
competitive, and attract newcomers.
that have been raising hackles lately.
carried out in 2008.
coming back to life? Do you attach a special
Which brings us to a plan to charge
Canadian Tire for the installation of a
year when they are their worst. You expect
of Cameron to four lanes, and the
that yours is the best patch of grass on the
to see a pothole here or a crack there, but it
installation of a traffic light at Alexander
17 intersection in Hawkesbury.
seems that many of our streets, roads and
Siversky Street. However, those
And what about your pets?
Canadian Tire wants to add a gas bar
highways have dropped to new lows. But
improvements were stalled when the sale
Unwanted animals are everywhere but
with a dépanneur to its store site on
that is just a perception. There are fewways
of the former Amoco plant property to a
the problem seems to be particularly acute
to objectively gauge whether a route is a
Toronto developer was scuttled. Now the
in Hawkesbury where efforts are ongoing
town is trying to make the best out of a
to trap, neuter and then release stray cats.
Seriously. One person’s crater-filled
difficult and very congested situation.
Prevention is always the best cure. For
the entrance to the store lot and Alexander
concession is another’s comfortable well-
Already, this is shaping up to be a very
used track. You mention that a certain road
interesting Spring. As Canadian Tire says,
in the area. Drivers could no longer make
is brutal and invariably somebody else will
“Bring it on.”
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