Oakville seeks public input into new harbours by-law

Monday, November 21, 2011 – for immediate release

Oakville seeks public input into new harbours by-law

By-law to establish rules and regulations for town-owned Bronte and Oakville harbours

Oakville residents are invited to a special open house on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Committee Room 2 at Town Hall to provide feedback on a proposed new by-law that will establish a comprehensive set of rules and regulations for Oakville’s town-operated Oakville and Bronte harbours.

“Oakville’s two harbours will always be popular attractions for residents and visitors,” said Chris Mark, director, Parks and Open Space. “We’re looking for public input into the new harbours by-law to ensure we continue to maintain a clean, natural and enjoyable environment for years to come.”

Oakville’s two natural harbours accommodate recreational facilities and Oakville’s two natural harbours accommodate recreational facilities and provide moorings for several hundred sail and power boats each year. The by-law will help promote the safe public use of the harbours by providing greater clarity of the rules and regulations for all boaters on items such as moorings, launch, haul, storage and maintenance.

All ideas and comments received at the open house will be taken into consideration when finalizing the by-law. Staff expects to present Harbours By-law 2011-050 to Council in early 2012.

For more information on Oakville’s harbours visit the Oakville Harbours web page.

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Media contact:

Chris Mark
Director, Parks and Open Space
905-845-6601, ext. 3111
cmark@oakville.ca


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Oakville seeks public input into new harbours by-law