G A R B A G E
I am told that garbage pick up will be EARLY in the morning from now on. Make sure you have your bins out before 7:00 a.m. if you want your garbage picked up.
Due to unforeseen funding, we have the opportunity to offer housing to lower income families.
THIS IS FOR FAMILIES WHO LIVE HERE ONLY AND MAY
WISH TO APPLY FOR SUBSIDY OR FOR HOUSING
Starting Monday, February 5, 9:00 a.m., we will open the list for low income families. That means, they would make less than $40,000.00 per household to qualify for subsidy.
INTERNAL FAMILIES ONLY – subsidy only
Smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors – We are finding that some houses have removed the smoke alarm(s) and/or carbon monoxide detector.
It is the law that you have one detector on each level of the house. The Co-op has supplied those in each unit.
It is also the law that you have a carbon monoxide detector in the house and the Co-op has also supplied that.
Please make sure they are installed and working. Make sure they have batteries, if necessary. Call or message the office if you have a question or concern.
WE WANT EVERYONE TO BE SAFE.
Hydro work is finished at Neilson Creek. I understand that some members have been left with holes in the drywall in their garage. If this is so with your unit, please let me know immediately. I have asked the company to come in and patch where there are holes. You must let me know by THIS WEDNESDAY if there is a hole or missing drywall in your garage.
You can take a picture and send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on the answering machine.
A number of years ago the signage on Manse Road changed for parking. Melanie has checked it out and apparently the signage on the street does not match the actual Toronto by-law. She is following up on this and will get to you.
This has again arisen because of the mess of parking at Joseph Brant School in the morning and afternoon and following the death of another child outside of their school.
If you wish to have Toronto Police attend to the parking issues at the school, you must either complete a Community Policing Complaint Form (available at the office) or contact them at
On Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., there is an open meeting at the office for those who wish to have pre-budget input. Bring any ideas you may wish to present concerning the budget.
Happy new year. Best wishes for good health and happiness for the upcoming year.
A number of families in the Co-op have experienced deaths in their families over the past two weeks. Please accept our condolences on your loss.
– Hydro is returning to continue/finish work in here. They will begin on January 15 and they will leave a notice in your mailbox.
– Please remember to change your furnace filters monthly. Not only will it keep your house cleaner but also help with the spreading of flu and cold germs.
– Please don’t shovel on the street. Pile the snow on your own lawn.
– We need help – help cleaning rec centre. If you are willing, please let us know.
– We need help – to take down the Christmas tree and other decorations.
– We need help – our snow blower/plow is out for service. If it is not back by Friday, we could do with help from a number of people to shovel the internal path and the sidewalk on Manse Road as well as around the office.
– Please send your vehicle info to the office. Type of vehicle, colour and plate.
– If you have a non-member adult living in your unit, please remember that you must request guest status from the Board. Just drop a note in the office (or an e-mail) stating the person’s name and ask for guest status.
– Fine for parking in the cul de sac or garbage hut is $250.00. Please stay off the cul de sac and garbage hut.
– Budget planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 24 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room. All are welcome to bring their budget input ideas.
– PLEASE pay your outstanding garbage bin amounts immediately. The next garbage bill is coming.
January 3, 2018
It is with regret that I inform you of the passing of Wilma Dimmers, 245 Manse #98.
Wilma was a 22 year member of Neilson Creek.
We would be remiss if we did not thank Kenny & Linda Joncas and the other members who helped Wilma throughout her illness.
Details of a celebration of life will follow.
Just a reminder of a few items:
– Please remember to drain the hose bibs in your garage and back yard. You certainly don’t want a flood, especially at this time of year.
– SMOKE ALARMS – please remember to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. This if for your safety and that of your neighbours.
– Safety – dryer lint build up inside your dryer can be a hazard. Lint builds up inside the dryer between the drum and the dryer housing. The Co-op will be cleaning the hoses for you.
– Students – do you need 40 hours volunteer to graduate? If so, we can help you out. Come see us.
– Carbon monoxide detectors – if the date is 2008 or older on your alarm, please come and get a new one. 10 years is the maximum length of time you should have a carbon monoxide detector.
– Electronics – do you have electronics that you want to get rid of? Early in the new year we will open the hut and you can dispose of your unused electronics.
– Free tax preparation is being offered by a member in the new year. Call the office in January if you would like an appointment. This is specifically for lower income residents.
– Non members. If you have non members living in your unit, please apply for guest status from the Board. Just submit a request in writing to the office.
Deborah will be off between Christmas and New Year’s. Sach will be in the office 27, 28, 29.
Deborah will be checking e-mail. email@example.com
Sach will be monitoring the answering machine.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year.
Please remember that CHFT offers a Diversity Scholarship to students who live in the Co-op. The deadline is early February.
Have your student apply. If you don’t apply – you don’t have a chance. Neilson Creek has two students who receive the scholarship.
This applies to college, university or apprenticeship training program.
Check out CHFT’s web site.
Toronto Hydro customers who are low income, can apply for assistance through LEAP (Low income energy assistance plan). For more info, check out www.torontohydro.com or call 416-542-8000.
So, how is your driving? It has been mentioned by a number of members that some are driving too fast in the cul-de-sac. Pay attention please and slow down.
Garbage hut parking – just a reminder that parking on the fire route or in the garbage hut will get you a $250.00 ticket.
If you park in visitor parking – do not use a pass. If you drive a vehicle that has a pass in visitor parking you will lose the pass. Members are asked to please leave parking spaces free for visitors over Christmas.
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.
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.
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.