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Spring is in the air and so is construction season! London’s population is now at 420,000 and growing. You can expect to see most of the city’s growth occurring in the southwest in the next 10-15 years. While Ward 9 is seeing development growth and infrastructure projects happening at a fast pace, we are also seeing development occurring outside of our city. How we move around in our ward is the number one concern I hear from residents.
We have started an Environmental Assessment Study for improvements to Gideon Drive/Kains Rd and Oxford to accommodate the increased traffic and concerns of mobility in this area.
Here is a heads up on what you can see for 2021 Infrastructure Projects:
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National Volunteer Week - Apr 18-24
While Covid-19 has changed how we volunteer, we know the community continues to help others even in this challenging time. If your organization knows someone who should be recognized for their volunteer efforts, check the link below to see how you can highlight how they help the community.
TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 2021
The City of London is helping Londoners maintain their large veteran trees for longer and protect against European Gypsy Moths (EGM) by offering a one-year pilot Veteran Tree Incentive Program (VTIP) as of March 1, 2021.
“The aim of this program is to keep London’s largest, most important trees alive as long as possible while allowing younger trees to thrive,” says Sara Rowland, Urban Forestry Planner at the City of London.
This new pilot program will offer financial assistance to Londoners who are actively caring for their veteran trees, helping maintain them for longer and provide alternatives to removal. A percentage of eligible costs (usually 25 per cent) may be claimed by households up to a maximum of $1,000 per tree.
“The Veteran Tree Incentive Program demonstrates the City’s continued commitment to find solutions to help meet the goals of our Urban Forest Strategy,” says Kelly Scherr, Managing Director, Environmental & Engineering Services, and City Engineer at the City of London. “This new initiative will help homeowners protect and care for their large and old trees to keep them healthy for as long as possible for the benefit of our entire community.”
Some examples of work that may be eligible include pruning the tree to good arboricultural standards to preserve the tree for longer, having an arborist or arboricultural professional assist in EGM egg mass scraping, or planting new trees near a veteran tree. Further details about these types of eligible work can be found on the City’s website.
At this time, the program is available on a first-come, first-served basis and is not available to businesses, condo corporations, or any other types of tree owners.
Households can learn more about the new program and their eligibility by emailing email@example.com or visiting the City’s website.
Check out the City’s new interactive story map that details London’s history and relationship with water and how we can grow as a city while still protecting water quality. Please note that this story map is not compatible with Internet Explorer.
If you are interested in adopting a plot with a group, or know of any groups that would like to adopt, please complete the form on the London Food Bank's Web site with the size of your group (and name of group if applicable), if you prefer a raised bed or a garden row, if you prefer to take on a pre-assigned crop or if you'd like to choose your own, and if you are able to start seedlings indoors right away. They have an abundance of seeds to choose from!
Celebrate Culture, Compassion and Community at UPwithArt 2021, April 18-24.
Help raise funds for the Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness and Museum London. The 2021 online UPwithArt event features the silent art auction, a fine art t-shirt, a panel discussion, registration prize (Peter Max lithograph valued at $2,500), and their “Money Now” donation bidding. Register here.
Notice of Upcoming Work: Southdale Rd W Improvements - Pine Valley Blvd to Bostwick Rd
Download the notice below regarding the timing and details of the work, scheduled to start Jan 2021 in order to accommodate the Southdale Rd W construction scheduled in 2022.
News release from the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority regarding efforts to control the outbreak in the area.
The Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) is currently removing Gypsy Moth egg masses from trees on Conservation Authority property to help protect trees and shrubs from the invasive insects. This year’s generation of Gypsy Moth caterpillars will hatch in the spring.
To learn more check this link.
Notice of Commencement - Biosolids Management Master Plan
This Class EA Master Plan project will identify and evaluate the City’s current and future methods of managing, treating and disposing of biosolids. Biosolids are the by-product of the wastewater treatment process utilized at all five of the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plants. This study will provide the planning framework to guide how London will manage biosolids over the next 30 years.
Due to the increased traffic demand and growth in development in the western part of the city, London has commenced an Environmental Assessment to study options to increase the capacity of the intersection. To learn more, check the link below and stay up-to-date on this project.