From Councillor Christine Michaud

From Councillor Christine Michaud

Hello Everyone! Spring is around the corner, and I am excited about all that is happening in Ward 4.

We now have a beautiful spacious community centre designed with every citizen in mind with additional meeting spaces and program rooms, as well as new amenities, including a beautiful gymnasium and fantastic spray ground. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place sometime this spring. In the meantime, I invite you to join me for coffee at the Community Centre every third Saturday of each month from 9 am to 10:30 am.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing ideas or any concerns you may have about things in our Ward or city-wide.

Safety and traffic remain among the top concerns of residents. I was pleased that Council directed staff to implement a pilot project that would see speed limits reduced to 40 km in three areas of the city for one year. Doon South was one of the selected, and I look forward to finding out the results of the study later this year. Another excellent safety measure came to the corner of Bechtel and Doon Village road. With the tremendous increase in traffic, and so many children walking to school, the stoplight at that intersection makes it a much safer journey for everyone. I would remind everyone to drive safely and respect school buses and crossing guards – they are there to keep our children safe.

City staff are in the process of a Lower Doon Master Plan Study. It has been several years since the last study in this area. The College and existing homeowners in this area have had their challenges. I will be working closing with staff and residents to ensure that this study will balance heritage and the area’s unique qualities and safety aspects around student housing.

As warmer weather approaches, I am looking forward to taking advantage of the new trail along Homer Watson that connects to so many other paths. I hope you can get out and enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds us. As always, I can be reached by email or phone 226-752-9541. Happy Spring!

Councillor Christine Michaud, Ward 4