Thanks to Better Bulk! – Somehow, by some absolute failure on my part, I forgot to thank the fabulous Better Bulk boys for their ongoing popcorn support of the Peach Fest and Movie In The Park Night. Better Bulk has been a great supporter of DECA and the Movie Night since the day they opened their doors and we want to thank them very much.
A few bits of news from Ward 31 City Councillor, Janet Davis, (north of Danforth)…
Garbage In Garbage Out – Starting the week of Tuesday, September 6, 2011, garbage day will change from Tuesdays to Fridays for residences between Coxwell and Victoria Park, from Danforth north to Massey Creek. This permits the City to maximize the use of the new one-person, automated trucks.
Down With Downspouts – Starting Nov. 1, 2011, the City will require all property owners to disconnect their downspouts from the sewer system.
If your downspouts have not been disconnected, rainwater runs off your roof and flows through your eavestroughs into a downspout that carries it directly into the sewer system. During heavy rainfall, the sewers become overloaded, increasing the risk of basement flooding and releasing polluted rainwater into our local waterways.
You can disconnect your downspout(s) on your own. Or you can seek the advice and services of a City-licensed and experienced eavestrough contractor or other experienced professional. The City may also provide financial assistance to low-income property owners.
Pretty Parks – The City has made some improvements to local parks this summer. Read more, here to see what happened in your neck of the woods. Also, the City will be asking for public input on a five-year parks plan this fall. Stay tuned for more info on how to add your voice.