Thu, 06 Mar 2014
Due to the risk of falling tree limbs, residents are advised that town trails and woodlots will remain closed until further notice. It is expected that the cleanup of all damaged trees will take several weeks to complete. Trails will reopen once they have been inspected and any broken or hanging limbs have been removed.
Visit the Ice Storm Response page for information about closed parks, trails and woodlots.
The Town of Oakville is also asking for residents help in locating any remaining damaged trees with broken branches overhanging roads and sidewalks. Residents are asked to email locations of damaged trees to firstname.lastname@example.org or call ServiceOakville at 905-845-6601 to assist forestry crews in identifying priority areas. Residents whose homes are adjacent to town woodlots or trails can also report any broken branches overhanging their private properties.
Halton Region is providing enhanced bulk brush collection services for debris from private trees. Branches are to be no longer than 2 metres (6.5 feet) in length and no wider than 7.5 centimetres (3 inches) in diameter. Branches and storm debris can also be brought to the Halton Waste Management Site until May 31, 2014, free of charge.
Visit the Halton Region website for more information about spring brush pick up.
The town will be collecting brush that exceeds Halton Region’s size restrictions. Homeowners are asked to try and keep the maximum length of this brush to 2.4 metres (approximately 8 feet) and it should be piled separately from smaller brush piles which are to be picked up by Halton Region. Brush should be piled on the boulevard area between the road and sidewalks. Please ensure roads and sidewalks are kept clear for traffic and winter operations. Crews will pick up the brush as weather permits as staff performing brush pick up are also responsible for winter road maintenance which will take priority over brush pick up.
Residents requiring the large bulk brush pick up should email email@example.com with their address to assist in coordinating the collection. Please note that this service will be weather permitting as priority will be given to road clearing operations during winter storms.
Residents are reminded that stormwater management ponds are not meant for recreational use. Skating or walking on the ponds is prohibited. Community outdoor rinks are available throughout the town and public skating is available at indoor rinks.