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Casino Rama Bus Trip

November 18, 2017
18 Nov 2017

Thank you to the Social Committee for coordinating a successful trip to & from Casino Rama on Saturday.

We had a total of 30 people take part in the event this year and and giving away prizes.

Thanks to everyone who came out to join us.

Office Bulletin

November 10, 2017
10 Nov 2017

FALL CLEAN UP REMINDER
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
8:30 A.M. ON YOUR STREET

Please make sure:
– All members are obligated to participate in clean up and sign in. The following units are doing sign in – #15, #39, #63, #100.
– If you are unable to do clean up on Saturday, please clean up ahead of time and call your regrets to the office.
– Yard waste bags are available from those doing sign in.
– City of Toronto will only pick up yard waste bags that are left on your lawn/driveway. Do not bring the leaves to the garbage hut.
– The Social Committee will be providing hot beverages and hot dogs.
– Remember — clean common areas first and your front/back after.

We have been very fortunate to have Kenny Joncas, Danny Dubien, Paul Burt and Howard Lammie out and blow leaves repeatedly on the various streets. Thanks extended to each of them for their hard work.

Reminders from the Social Committee

Casina Rama trip is on Saturday, November 18. Pick up location is 235 at 10:30 a.m. If you have expressed interest, or are interested, please see Pam at #77 or Jasmine at #80 for payment.
Seats are $15. Each person receives $15 credit on their Rama card. Please show up with your photo ID and bring money to play great games on the bus.
Seats are limited – we have about 15 seats left. Don’t miss out!!!

** Contest – Are you creative? It’s time for new entrance signs. Fresh and modern ideas are welcome. Please submit ideas to the office. THANKS

There are some amazing neighbours and members of Neilson Creek. Nominate someone on your street who you think is a great member. This is a great time to give a shout out and thanks. Send your suggestions to the office.

deborah@neilsoncreek.com

Office Bulletin

November 2, 2017
02 Nov 2017

Just a number of items for you to review. Please make sure you read them.

– Annual Fall Clean up will be held on Saturday, November 11 on your street. We must co-ordinate our clean up with yard waste pick up. Clean up will start at 8:30 a.m.
– A big thank you to Aliki and those who helped with the Halloween Party. It was a lot of hard work and it paid off. I heard that everyone who come out had a great time. Thanks.
– Garbage bins –
Please remember to pay your garbage bill immediately, if you have not yet.
Also – there have been a number of complaints from members about their neighbours filling up someone else’s garbage bin. It is strongly suggested that you ask your neighbor before you put garbage in their bin.
• Toronto Hydro – the work will continue on November 15. When I receive updates about the dates and times they are coming to your unit, I will let you know.
They will require acess to all the garages on the day of the core drilling. They require a conduit Pathway through the garages, to connect to the Hydro Meters.
At the existing corner locations INSIDE of the garages where the Hydro meter is now, they will require a clean area to work with no obstructions.
They will not Start Core Drilling any location before 9:00 am
They will not core Drill any location after 4pm
– Thank you to the Newsletter Committee members. It was great that you started up and get the newsletter out.
– AIR CONDITIONING – please remember to turn off the air at the circuit breaker and cover the outside unit. The Rules Committee will be around checking these and your back yards.

Office Bulletin

August 18, 2017
18 Aug 2017

209 & 215 – Members Complaining about visitor parking

VISITOR PARKING continues to be a problem, on all streets, but particularly at 209 and 215. I have been told that visitors have nowhere to park because residents are using all the spots. Some of those residents are CHEATING and using a visitor parking pass. You are reminded, that if you live here, you are NEVER allowed to use a visitor parking pass in a vehicle you drive. Your neighbours are reporting you to the office and rules committee and they are not pleased. You will receive a ticket, even if you use a pass in your vehicle.

Some members have been parking on Coronation and are finding it a good alternative – and the tickets are cheaper.

A few reminders:

– You need to change your furnace filter on a regular basis – even in the summer. Dirty filters makes your house dirty and if you have allergies, they will be worse.

– ‘IMPROVEMENTS” to your unit need to be approved by the maintenance committee. Submit your request in writing to the office.

– MISSING from the garage/shed: Rakes Tamper Post hole digger Electric weed eater and more.

If you have any of these items or anything else belonging to the Co-op, please return it immediately.

Also, please remember that you must sign out equipment that you borrow. The sign out sheet is in the shed. Thank you.

– While arrears are under control – and I thank you for that – we still have some families who never pay on time. Some need to make a greater effort to pay their housing charge on time and in full.

– GARBAGE BIN MONEY – every house has received at least two notices about garbage bin money is due to the Co-op. Many households still have not paid. PLEASE pay the garbage bin money immediately.

– YARDS & GRASS – several times a week members come to the office to legitimately complain about a neighbours front or back yard.

Are they complaining about you?

Take a look outside.

Is your grass neatly cut and trimmed?

Do you have ‘stuff’ around the front of your house making it look unkept?

Does your back yard look like a disaster?

Please clean up around your unit.

Most people are very property proud and you are thanked.

Office Bulletin

June 14, 2017
14 Jun 2017

STUDENTS LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB?
I have been searching for funding and JUST GOT APPROVED to hire two summer students!  That is very exciting.
Students:

We will be hiring two students, ages already 16 but not yet 18 years of age.

It entails working on the grounds as well as cleaning around the office and painting.

If you are interested please submit your resume to the office by Friday, June 16 and be available for interview Monday, June 19.

The hours will be Monday through Thursday 9 – 4:00 p.m.

Rate of pay – $12.00 per hour.

Must be available to register and attend a 20 hours of paid workshop training offered by YMCA before July 3.

Air conditioning units – please make sure there is no grass or weeds growing  around the unit.  Also, do if you have a dog, make sure there is a fence of some description to make sure your dog doesn’t pee on the outside coils.  This will destroy the unit and you will have no air conditioning.

Clean up your back yard, if it is not yet done.  I have had complaints that neighbours are not picking up their dog poop and the smell is very unpleasant to neighbours; have had complaints that various yards are full of junk and very untidy; complaints that grass if very long and not cut/trimmed.  Please clean up your yard for your neighbours, if not yourself. Thanks.

COYOTE – has been seen just east of 209 (into the field area).  Be careful with children out and small dogs.

There is a March of Dimes notice in the office if you are disabled and looking for a job. Come and check it out.

FIREWORKS The Social Committee will be having a fireworks display on July 1.  All are invited.

SOCIAL COMMITTEE is out selling tickets to the Father’s Day gift set.  We appreciate all who purchase tickets, irrespective of the gift as all proceeds go to activities mostly for the children of the Co-op.  Thank you.
  
deborah@neilsoncreek.com

Scarborough Food Truck Festival 2017

May 23, 2017
23 May 2017

#SFTF2017 

Community Wide Garage Sale

May 13, 2017
13 May 2017

Skills Training and Financial Support

May 11, 2017
11 May 2017

Through the government of Ontario, you may qualify for skills training and financial support when you qualify for Second Career.

Please open the link below and see if you are interested.

 

https://www.ontario.ca/page/second-career

Office Bulletin

April 13, 2017
13 Apr 2017

EASTER SCAVENGER HUNT!!

Saturday, April 15

10:00 a.m.

Meet at the office for instructions for the scavenger hunt.

All children of the Co-op welcome.
ANNUAL CO-OP SPRING CLEAN UP

Saturday, April 29, 2017

9:00 a.m. 

All members are reminded that participation in the clean up is required of every member, barring reasons of ill health or work.

The Co-op will provide bags and cleaning items and the Social Committee will be providing hot dogs, Tim Bits and coffee/water, after the clean up.

** It should be noted that every year after clean up, I get e-mails and calls from members who have been out and cleaned up common areas and their yards.  They call because they are upset about those who either don’t clean up: sign in and do nothing or drive out just as clean up starts.  

Your neighbours notice those who participates and those who do not – especially those who do not!
 Co-op Garage Sale & BBQ – May 13, 2017

Setup on 235 (if you would like).  We will be restricting access to 235 for members only.  We would like garage sale shoppers to park on Manse Road.
DUCT CLEANING

The Board discussed the matter of duct cleaning, as promised.

At this time, you are aware that it is not in the approved budget, but we obtained pricing should you be individually interested.

The best price is $145.00** plus tax to clean all the ducts and dryer vent in a unit.  There must a minimum of 20 units to get this price.

We will be giving consideration to duct cleaning in the future.

If you are interested in in having your ducts cleaned, please either drop off a note to the office or e-mail the office at     deborah@neilsoncreek.com
VISITOR – GARBAGE HUT AND FIRE ROUTE PARKING

This continues to be a problem and members are calling the office wanting something done so people park appropriately in visitor parking – don’t park in the garbage huts and don’t park in the fire route.

This should be a pretty straight forward matter and people should be able to regulate themselves and their visitors. 

Members are not to use visitor passes in any vehicle they drive – ever.

No one should park on the fire route.

No one should park in the garbage huts.
Please be aware of the following changes to our new bylaws:

– The Participation policy is to be repealed, as per Bylaw 7. 

– The Membership policy will now become a bylaw. CHFT is in the process of putting together a new model for this, and we will bring it to the members when it is ready. 

Youth in Policing Program (2017)

April 8, 2017
08 Apr 2017

Dear Neighbours,

The Youth in Policing is a joint partnership between the Toronto Police Service, the Toronto Police Service Board and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.  The program is a paid position and employs students between the ages of 15-18 years within priority identified neighbourhoods.  

The youth work within our various units and divisions.  While at work youth have the opportunity to see daily police operations from an internal perspective, interact with police officers on a personal level and gain hands on job experience.  Students are also taken on tours to various police facilities, namely the Marine Unit, Mounted Unit, The Police Dog Services etc.

There are three Youth in Policing Programs that run throughout the year; summer, fall and winter. The programs run as follows:

  • Summer Program – July to August
  • Fall Program – September to December 
  • Winter Program – January to April. 

The Summer Program runs throughout the summer months during the day from Monday – Friday and students work a 35 hour week.  The Fall and Winter Programs are part-time after-school programs that include evenings and some weekend work and students work 6 hours per week.

Currently we are in our recruiting phase for the 2017 Fall YIPI Program and we are providing lunch time information sessions where we set up a table and distribute our job add and answer any questions students in passing have during their lunch period.  Please let us know if this is something you are interested in.

Applications will be accepted online at www.torontopolice.on.ca/yipi. The deadline to apply is Sunday, April 30th, 2017. 

 Click Here for the Job Ad in PDF

Eligibility: 

Applicants must: 

  • be a student between the ages of 15 and 18 years as of July 4, 2017
  • be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • be attending school 
  • not have previously participated in any YIPI program
  • be successful through the employment security clearance process

 

Applicants must also permanently reside in one of the priority identified neighbourhoods: 

Please note that if your youth do not reside within one of these areas but live in Toronto they can still apply to the program.

Sincerely,

Councillor Paul Ainslie