Roadrunnr

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  • in reply to: Daycare near Oodenawi PS #1338
    Roadrunnr
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    The only daycares that I am aware of is the Kids and Company by Dundas and Trafalgar.

    in reply to: Unkept Lawns! #1003
    Roadrunnr
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    @michellesmicks,
    “if you don’t have the time to maintain a home, get a condo townhouse or condo unit in a building”. That seems kind of harsh don’t you think? People buy houses for other reasons too – good schooling, good neighbourhood, property size, etc. Anyhow, although I’m not totally disagreeing with you, I’m just saying people have their reasons why they don’t maintain their lawns.

    As neighbours we can only try to be friendly and understanding. If talking to them and offering advices on lawn care doesn’t help, then you can just call the Town of Oakville and have the Town deal with them.

    If you’re referring to the one property that I think you’re referring to, the one with multiple warnings and fines, and that doesn’t look like anyone is living there for months, then I’m pretty sure the owner just don’t care and sees the property as investment (flippers, or what not). Here’s a situation where even the Town of Oakville can’t get the owner to do lawn maintenance!

    Perhaps a neighbourhood intervention is in order? “Hi neighbour, you chose a great area to settle down with your family, and looking around, you can see how our lawns are beautifully kept. Is there any reason why your lawn isn’t as beautiful as the rest?”

    Don’t let one unkept lawn person, who could just be an introvert (or is just shy, or perhaps English isn’t their first language), get you down. Oakville is still an awesome place, and our neighbourhood is awesome too.

    in reply to: Unkept Lawns! #998
    Roadrunnr
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    http://www.oakville.ca/townhall/enforcement-services.html

    “The town’s property standards by-law requires all property owners to maintain their properties so they are kept neat and tidy, free of garbage and not allow grass to become overgrown and unsightly. Grass and weeds cannot exceed 20.33 centimetres (8 inches) in height. These rules apply to both owned and rented dwellings”

    Perhaps those with un-kept lawn simply do not know how to maintain it, or don’t have the time if they have a young family. Maybe we can be more friendlier neighbours and offer to help cut our direct neighbours lawn if we think they need the help?

    As the saying goes… Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat forever.

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